1 Descendants of the Ancients

Descendants of the Ancients


Wakhan valley is a mountainous part of the Pamir and one of the most interesting places in Tajikistan. It contains monuments related to different epochs and cultures. Such a pity that usually tourists hurry up to see other sights and don’t stay here for long.

The ancient fortress was built before Christ.

The radon springs can be found next to the place.

The woman has tatoos on her hands and face. It used to be a wide local practice long time ago.

The women have bathed in the spring and are going back home.

A private SPA is organized next to the spring. However, foreigners are asked to pay much more than the locals. The poster in the picture praises the 20th anniversary of Tajikistan separation from the USSR.

Bathing in local hot springs is very good for health.

Local museum contains things and books that used to belong to a local scientist. This instrument has two rows of strings: one is for a man, the second one is for God.

The place where the scientist was buried. Now there are no more local scientists left.

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One Response to “Descendants of the Ancients”

  1. bobden says:

    Most beautiful.
    Some photos are shot from the village Langar.
    Quite touristic in summer, because this valley is okay with a 4WD and is not a dead-end, unlike other valleys. It goes up to Murgab, down to khorog (sort of).
    People lucky enough to own a car and/or a decent house try to make a bit of money with tourists in summer, but summer is short.
    Bridges with Afghanistan, across the river, are very scarce.
    I would like to see what it is like in winter-time.

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