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Isfara

 

Welcome to Isfara

Isfara is a town in the Sughd Region, northern Tajikistan.
In the 10:th century, Isfara was an important point on the Great Silk Road. The Northern branch of Silk Road, led from Samarkand via Khujand to Isfara, Kokand and continued further to Kashgar, India and Afghanistan across the mountains.
The cultural traditions of the Tajiks are best preserved  in this part of the country.
Isfara is situated some hour car driving  to east from    Khujand in Tajikistan. 

Name of town: Isfara
Population: c. 10,000
Language: Tajik
Transportation: Daily buses from Khujand. service from Munich to Dushanbe, or from Moscow  to Khujand
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*Abdullo khon Mosque in Isfara is worth seeing.

*Chorkuh village
Quite a new aspect of the 11th - 12th century architecture is opened by the Hazrati Bobo mausoleum discovered in 1964 in the Chorkuh village (not far from Isfara) - a unique and, possibly, the only preserved wooden mausoleum in Central Asia. Odd-shaped columns, figured consoles reminding of fantastic birds, images of snakes webbed into the ornament go back to the pre-Islamic art traditions.

* The Hazrati Shoh Mausoleum located in Chorku, near Isfara, is  of carved wood and dates from the 10th to 11th centuries. It is unique to Central  Asia There are also a 19th century mos que and a modern mausoleum  in the  same complex.



*Mountainess village of Vorukh (Vorux)
Vorukh, the highest village in the valley of Isfara, is located on the altitude 1400 m. in the south. Many trekking program tourists start from Vorukh.
It' amazingly contrasted of the nature of that district where the travelers pass snow zone and ice to Alpine meadow and amazingly comfy and cordial grove in one day. The best time is for travelers in that region from the beginning of July till September inclusively.


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