Kurgantube town

It is located in Vakhsh Valley (100 km to the south of Dushanbe). Some sources mention Kurgan Tube in the 7th century, others do it much later. The city perches in the top part of the valley in the center of a rich oasis. The territory of modern Kurgan Tube was known as Khuttal and city itself - as Levakend or Vakhsh in the Middle Ages. These places were famous for good shots and special breed of sheep.


Khodzha-Moshad Mausoleum located in Saed village (in the vicinity of Kurgan Tyube) will strike your imagination with its monumentalism of forms and virtuosity of the brickwork. It is the only wooden carved mausoleum which has survived in the Central Asia.


if you had a chance to visit the British Museum you might see the unique collection named Amu Darya Treasure (or "the Treasures of Oks"). His treasure was funded in 1877 on the right bank of the Amu Darya River (it used to be called Oks during Greek period). The find consisted of more than 2,000 gold and silver coins, gold objects dated 4th - 3rd centuries B.C. The local residents who had found the treasure sold it to the merchants traveling with a caravan to India from where the treasure got to England.

Chali Char Chashma

Chali Char Chashma (" 44 springs") is located 12 km from Shaartuz village and is widely known in Tajikistan as well as in Uzbekistan.

There, right at the foot of a small hill in the midst of the heated desert, five large water springs break into 39 smaller ones. All springs merging form a 12-13 m channel inhabited with a plenty of fish.

Ajina-Tepe, Buddhist Monastery

Located 12 km from Kurgan Tyube is the district named by local inhabitants as Ajina-Tepe. It can be translated as «the Devil's hill", "the Hill of Evil Spirit". Probably such an attitude to this place among the local residents was caused by the unattractiveness of this place surrounded from three sides by aryks, thick undergrowths, bumps and pits.