Writers’ Union Building
Opened in 2013, the impressively airy National Museum is especially strong on archaeological exhibits, both real and recreated. The...
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...
Bayrak (World's Tallest Flagpost)
Built to commemorate 20 years of independence, the world's tallest flagpole (165m) is the centrepiece of Dushanbe's growing ensemble of...
Lahuti Drama Theatre
There are Tajik plays at the Lahuti Drama Theatre.
This unusual combination of Soviet-era institution and grand Persian-style chaikhana, is the Dushanbe classic – a great place to sip...
Writers’ Union Building information
Lonely Planet review
Tajikistan’s Persian past is invoked in the facade of the Writers’ Union Building. It’s adorned like a medieval cathedral with saintly, sculpted-stone figures of Sadruddin Ayni, Omar Khayam, Firdausi and other writers from the Persian pantheon.