Tajikistan, renowned for its rich history, unique culture, ancient customs, and traditions, as well as its breathtaking nature with long rivers, lakes, and therapeutic springs, stands as one of the world’s oldest nations.

The territory of Tajikistan was inhabited by people even before the middle of the 1st millennium BC, who created famous ancient states such as Sogdiana and Bactria. The country is rich in historical and cultural landmarks. The Hisor Fortress, the mausoleum of Khoja Mashhad, the remains of Buddhist monasteries from the 7th-8th centuries, and many other monuments will tell a lot about important milestones in the history of Tajikistan.

Modern Tajikistan carefully preserves the ancient historical and cultural heritage and revives original craft traditions. To this day, in many ancient cities of the republic, famous dynasties of masters of gold embroidery, masters of silk, abra, batik, gulduzi, skullcap embroiderers, weavers, jewelers, ceramicists, whose products are known all over the world, have been preserved.       

Tajikistan is also known for its hospitable people, incredibly delicious cuisine, unique mountains and eternal glaciers. About 93% of the country’s territory is occupied by majestic mountains that belong to the highest in the world – the Tien Shan, Pamir and Gissaro-Alai. The territory of Tajikistan has more than ten thousand mountain glaciers, the largest of which is the Vandzhiakh (Fedchenko) glacier.

By taking part in the 3rd High-Level International Conference on the International Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, scheduled for 10-13 June 2024 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, you will also have the chance to explore all the wonders of this country firsthand. On 13 June 2024, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan will arrange free excursions, giving conference attendees a special opportunity to discover the country’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty.