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Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Make Ismaili Centre a part of your Dushanbe vacation plans using our Dushanbe trip itinerary builder.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • One of the most beautiful and calm places in Dushanbe with an extraordenary architecture. Absolutely worth to (re-)visit!
  • Must visit this place. There are usually exhibitions, fairs and always excursions for everyone.
  • Beautiful architecture. Worth visiting. Touch Pamir without traveling there. In addition, fairs, seminars, workshops, and other activities take place there.
  • This building represents the culture of the East and I do encourage each of you to visit ICD.
  • Very unique expression of the Central Asian Architecture in a contemporary form