The city of Penjikent ("five villages") is located in Khujand area of Tajikistan in a picturesque Zeravshan river valley. Quite possibly the five villages started the history of this remarkable city which originated in the 5th-8th centuries AD. Penjikent of that time was one of the most important cultural and crafts centers of Sogd.
In the suburb of modern Pendzhikent the tourists can see the true picture from the past: the medieval citadel surrounded by dwelling buildings with wall paintings; near the ancient settlement center stands the necropolis.
skander-Kul is a stunning alpine lake of glacial origin in Sughd Province of northern Tajikistan. Located at an altitude of 2,195 m on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains, it is the highest in the range. Triangular in shape, it has a surface area of 3.4 sq.km and is up to 72 m deep. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in all of the former Soviet Union, it is a (relatively) popular tourist attraction, the most visited spot in the Fann Mountains by far. According to tradition, the lake takes its name from Alexander the Great: Iskander is the Central Asian pronunciation of Alexander, and Kul means lake in Tajik.
Sarazm is a settlement dated the 4th -2nd millennia BC located near Pendzhikent with survived temples of fire, public and residential buildings, cult and palace structures. A lot of objects made of copper, bronze, lead, silver and gold; armor, jewelry related to 4th - 2nd millennia B.C. were found there.
Located in a pituresque Mazori Sharif village among арчовый groves is the Mausoleum of Muhammad Bashoro who was an expert in khadises (the legends of deeds and pronouncements of Prophet Muhammad and his associates). Originally the building had no portal. It was added only in the 14th century.
A large religious building complex known as the Sheikh Muslihiddin mausoleum is located in the historical centre of Khujand. It was named after Muslihiddin Khujandi, a poet and ruler of the town, who lived in the 12th century. His biography, Manokib, has been preserved. According to folk legend, Sheikh Muslihiddin was a holy miracle man. After his death, he was initially buried in Unji village (a suburb of Khujand). However, after some time his followers carried the Sheikh’s ashes to the place where he lies now and built a mausoleum over his tomb.
Teahouse "Sayohat" is located near the tour hotel Pendjikent, built oriental style. Framed Tajik national design.
Fann mountains represents system of the mountain ridges stretched - from the West on the east, and in - from the south on the north, directions. It is considered to be the western border of system of Fansky mountains extended Chain Marguzor lake: the lake Hazor-Chashma located at height 2400м, Marguzor lake – 2139м, more low lake Hurdak, lake Nofin, lake Gushor, Lake the Soya and the lake Mizhgon known among tourists, as “seven beauties”, really worthy this popularity. Northern border of Fann mountains is the river Zeravshan valley; East - channels of the rivers the Fan-dara and Iskandar - dara; southern - Gissar ridge.
As Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry.
Seven beautiful lake, every lake have different color – First lake name’s Mijgon, second Soya, 3th - Husher, 4th - Nofin, 5th – Khurdak, 6th – Marguzor, 7th – Hazorchashma .