Throughout the whole history of Khujand, the city’s heart was its castle. Over 2,500 years, the Khujand fortress expanded together with the city, was destroyed by the conquerors, rebuilt anew, but always continued to be a symbol of endurance of the people.
20 km from Khujand there is one of the natural attractions of Sogdian region – Kayrakkum reservoir, stretching for 50 km to the east. This artificial lake was made in the 50-s of the XX century to build a hydroelectric station and control the Syr Darya runoff. The country’s inhabitants, having no access to the ocean, often call it the "Tajik Sea".
Khujand is the capital of northern Tajikistan and the second largest city in the country. The city's history dates back to ancient times. In the opinion of historians legendary city of Alexander-Eskhata (Alexandria Extreme) was constructed by Alexander the Great on the place of the...
The Historical Museum of Sughd is a regional history museum in Khujand, Tajikistan. It has a wide range of artifacts related to the history of the Sughd region of Tajikistan.
Panjshanbe bazar is Khujand's central souq/market that has many shops offering different kinds of goods and services. The name Panjshanbe comes from Persian language meaning "Thurthday". Panjshanbe is consiedered as one of the oldest souqs of Tajikistan. The Silk Road which passes Khujand city had always made Panjshanbe to be crowded with traders and tourists.
A large religious building complex known as the kSheikh 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.