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Tajikistan is a landlocked country on the ancient Silk Road in Central Asia. The nation is unique in that the majority culture is non-Turkic, unlike its neighbors to the north and west and east. Tajikistan is the poorest country out of the former Soviet states, the poorest country in Central Asia and one of the world’s poorest.
*Isfara (map) — an ancient Silk Road town in the center of the Ferhghana Valley on the Kyrgyzstani border. *Zeravshan (map) valley including the Fan Mountains (map), one of Central Asia’s prime trekking and climbing destinations. *Pamirs (map) – One of the world’s highest mountain regions, with soaring landscapes, trekking, climbing and an incredible drive down the *Pamir Highway.
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Scheduled minivans run between the major cities but otherwise hiring a vehicle or sharing one with other passengers is the only way to travel around the country.