Tajikistan Is a Country Of Full-Water Lakes And Rivers


DUSHANBE, 02.09.2020. : Paradisiacal Tajikistan has unique qualities umatched by other countries.

Anyone who has traveled the world knows perfectly well that the taste of Tajik fruits is incomparable. You can taste grapes, apples, melons, other fruits and vegetables in the US, European countries, Russia or Georgia, compare them and come to the conclusion that they do not taste like the fruits of Tajikistan.

What is the reason? The reason is in the peculiarities of water and sun, and the fertile lands of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan is a country with the purest waters, largest glaciers, countless rivers, springs, and waterfalls that attract tourists from all over the world.

Tajikistan has large sources of fresh water in the world. A particularly large number of glaciers represent a huge reserve of clean water.

There are 947 number of rivers and tributaries. This includes the basins of the Amu Darya, Pyanj, Syrdarya, Zaravshon, Kafarnihon, numerous tributaries such as Karatog – Shirkent, Kyzylsu – Yakhsu, Isfara, Khojabakirgon, Oksu and the beds of the Asht and Somgor rivers.

There are 1,300 lakes in Tajikistan with a total area of 705 km2. The total volume of their water resources is 46,3 km3, of which 20 km3 is drinking water.

Tajikistan also has Sarez Lake, dozens of lakes with crystal clear water, unique springs that are sources of deep rivers. Additionally, the renewable groundwater resources in Tajikistan are 18.7 km3 per year.

It should be recalled that the President Emomali Rahmon’s initiatives in the international arena for the protection of water resources are aimed not only for the local population, but also for all of humanity, which is constantly faced with the problem of water shortages.

As part of President Emomali Rahmon and the government’s initiatives, the competition Water is the Guarantee to the Rural Development and Tourism, announced by Khovar and the Committee for Tourism Development and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of independence, will undoubtedly contribute to the achievement of lofty goals by studying, analyzing and implementing the most pressing problems in this area.

Perhaps not all tourists in the world know that Tajikistan is a country in which there are rare folk crafts and customs. These include various types of folk crafts, national cuisine, beautiful national traditions and rituals, which are of great interest to foreigners.


Tajikistan is one of the most ancient historical lands, where every stone and wall is covered with legends about the history of mankind. There are many historical sites dating to the Stone and Bronze Age, the period of the Achaemenid, Kushanids, and the Ephthalite dynasty.

Another attraction is the passage along the ancient territory of the Great Silk Road, along which served as the route of Buddhist monks and political envoys. It is now confirmed that caravans with tin and lapis lazuli passed through the territory of present-day Tajikistan long before the Great Silk Road. The first large city in the world on the territory of Eurasia was precisely ancient Sarazm.

Along with the ancient Sarazm, which has a history of more than 5,000 years, there are historical fortresses Yamchun and Kakh-kakha in Ishkoshim, the Hulbuk and Kasri Sangin areas, and dozens of other localities.

You can also add hot springs and gemstone deposits to this list. For example, one can name the healing springs Avj, Bibifotimavu Zahro, and dozens of others.

Every inch of this land is attractive to tourists, both in terms of its unique nature, ethnographic value, folk crafts, traditions, clothing, cooking, and dozens of other factors.

The most ancient and reliable historical source that provides fascinating information about the picturesque nature of our country is the sacred book Avesta. Historical information was presented in order to attract the attention of travelers to our lands since ancient times. Today the territory of our country is one of the most interesting tourist destinations that attract tourists from all over the planet.

The Arab scientist and traveler Al-Maqdisi mentions Badakhshon in his memoirs. Chinese manuscripts are the oldest written sources about our country and its unique nature.

Marco Polo was the first traveler to visit Tajikistan and share his memories.