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Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

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Learn about different Shi’a movements at Ismaili Centre, an Islamic education center in Dushanbe promoting the Ismailism branch of Shi’a Islam. Opened in 2009 by Aga Khan and President Rahmon, this lavish building with elaborate traditional designs and five minarets features modern conference halls, as well as a school for Muslim children serving Tajikistan’s Ismaili minority. Dubbed the first Ismaili Shi’a center in Central Asia, the complex, named after the 10th-century founder of the Samanid dynasty and designed by a Pakistani-Canadian, has a lovely garden with a fountain. Take a tour with a local volunteer. Put Ismaili Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dushanbe journey planning tool .
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  • April 18, 2017
    The Ismaili Center Dushanbe is an excellent piece of architecture, combining modern and traditional elements. Guided tour is available. On Sundays the center is open to public.  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    From the floors to the woodwork to the artwork to every hall, every room, every courtyard... there is beauty, peace, and tranquility... seeing is believing...  more »
  • March 5, 2017
    A place where you can contemplate and at the same time enrich your cultural awareness. I was there for the Japan days and the center was the perfect venue for the occasion. The Japanese culture and th...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Tajikistan is like home to me, it's a beautiful place to see how close people are with each other, ISD is a must see! They have detailed guided tours with lots of info on the building, pretty amazing at what humans can build. It's architectural perfection.
  • July 13, 2017
    Peacefull and very strictly for jamat only. Really helpful volanteer staff, good size library and big car park.
  • May 18, 2017
    One of the most beautiful and calm places in Dushanbe with an extraordenary architecture. Absolutely worth to (re-)visit!
  • April 30, 2017
    Must visit this place. There are usually exhibitions, fairs and always excursions for everyone.
  • April 18, 2016
    Beautiful architecture. Worth visiting. Touch Pamir without traveling there. In addition, fairs, seminars, workshops, and other activities take place there.

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By national capital standards, Dushanbe offers slim pickings in terms of accommodations. A small cluster around Khusravi Dekhlavi Street in the heart of the city includes a handful of Western chain hotels, while a smattering of smaller, more budget-friendly options can be found in the streets surrounding Rudaki Park. The youth hostel culture has yet to take off in Dushanbe, with only limited options catering to the backpacker crowd.
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