Category Archive: Walking & Hiking

Park Ayni

Park of Culture and Leisure named after S. Ayni

The Culture and Recreation Park named after Sadriddin Ayni is a park in the northern part of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It is located on the northern outskirts of Ismoil Somoni district of Dushanbe. The park is located along Rudaki Avenue in its northern part. The main avenue of the park leads to the round section, from where the longitudinal alley begins, which opens to the second entrance. In the park, there are terraces, gazebos, teahouse, small architectural forms, and elements of park design, fountain and more. In the park are planted various trees, vineyards, bushes, and flowers. In the center of the park on the main avenue, a memorial was built in honor of the famous people of the republic. The alley ends with the mausoleum of Sadriddin Aini, erected over his grave in 1958-1960.

Park Iram

Botanical Garden of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan

To describe this city a book with 1,000 pages is not enough. It is better if you see it yourself.  Botanical Garden is located in the northern part of the left bank of Dushanbe. Botanical Garden is located in Ismail Somoni district in Dushanbe and exits to the west side on the edge of the river bank –Dushanbinka.

The central entrance to the garden is organized from the east. Alley exits to the glass greenhouse where from are started alleys and roads of Botanical Garden. In the northern part of the Botanical Garden is located the area of Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. The Botanical Garden was established in Dushanbe in the middle of1930s.
At the entrance to the garden are growing trees planted by the first members of the Institute of Botany in the middle of1930s. In the botanical garden are collecting samples of trees and bushes from almost all corners of the world, many of which are already included in the Red Book of Nature.
Botanical Garden is one of the places of rest of citizens and place for educational tourism. In 2007, on the north side of the greenhouse was to create an ethnographic reserve of folk architecture in the open air. Here at the garden were built traditional houses of inhabitants of different regions of Tajikistan and special buildings – alouhona (the Taj, Lang. – Summer Dutch oven) mehmonkhona (living room), a hamom (bath), dairies mills and so on. According to a new project on the territory of the garden were brought and built wooden aivans (arbor) encrusted with eastern ornament. Near dozen of aivans were installed animal sculptures and benches for visitors. Garden “Iram” turned into a recreation park of citizens here are mainly carried out mass-cultural activities of the city. On weekends are held exhibitions of craftsmen, artists, and local businesses.