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National Library, Dushanbe

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Book lovers revel in the opportunity to visit National Library, which contains over 10 million books and manuscripts. Opened in 2012, this impressive multi-level building remains the largest library in Central Asia. As you walk along the grand hallways, you'll see large bust sculptures of famous heroes from Tajikistan history, literature and science. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Dushanbe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Library and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • June 29, 2017
    The positive results of the June Events, held in the beautiful, Impressive, Monumental, Solemn, the building of the National Library of Tajikistan largely obliged to Place its Spending.
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  • June 6, 2017
    Opposite of the park and behind Somoni Statue, I followed the local students since I was curious. Glad to bump into the library. Very cool place and clean, I was allowed inside. Took a quick look befo...  more »
  • April 27, 2017
    I did not get inside the library. I just saw it while sight seeing along the park near the Parliament, President's Palace, and the Flagpole. The building is impressive with its design--very common in ...  more »
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  • March 21, 2017
    A rather nice library (by central Asian standards). It was built to impress which it kind of does not as it is architecturally strange. But the people really try to make it work. There is even a child daycare and a reading room for the blind in the building. You can book a guided tour taking you thru the whole affair.
  • April 17, 2016
    Huge library. It was built to look like an open book. It should be viewed from above so the resemblance can be seen. Checkpoint and individual cards are available. Books are sorted by departments. I am not sure about the variety of reading materials though.
  • January 5, 2016
    Design like a giant soviet period building, but flat, no nice details. Who the architect???
  • January 5, 2016
    Great view
  • November 19, 2015
    Very hudge!!!

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