Haji Yakoub Mosque and Medressa
With its crescent-topped minaret and burnished golden dome, the Haji Yakoub mosque and medressa, just west of the Hotel Avesto, is one...
Writers' Union Building
Tajikistan's Persian past is invoked in the façade of the Writers' Union Building. It's adorned like a medieval cathedral with saintly,...
Museum of Musical Instruments
The Museum of Musical Instruments is also known as the Gurminj Museum after the owner, Badakhshani actor Gurminj Zavkybekov. There are...
One of the few night-clubs in Dushanbe. Most women in these clubs are prostitutes so solo female travellers should think twice about...
Our favourite eatery in town is this excellent bustling cafeteria, churning out Turkish kebabs, Turkish borek (little pies), pizza,...
Lonely Planet review
The self-proclaimed 'gateway of Indo-Fusion cuisine' offers popular Friday night buffets. The food is more 'fusion' than Indian but it's not bad. Offers takeaway.