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.
They say a Buddhist monastery was located at the place.
Cross the river and you will find yourself in Afganistan and can get you some heroin.
Local men know Russian well.
A well-preserved ancient fortress can be found high in the mountains.
Teachers and schoolchildren of the local school work with the coal that has just arrived.
House of prayers.
Local people get used to tourists and ask for 15 dollars for an overnight stop. It is possible to find other locals who will let you stay in their house for 10 US dollars but not less.
Here one may touch the genuine culture of the country and give rest to his mind and soul.