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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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Dushanbe fast, fun, and easy.
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  • The National Library is the biggest library in the region having a repository of more than 3 mln books and hundred thousands of e-books and periodicals as well as rare ancient manuscripts.  more »
  • When visiting the national library you can see all the other attractions such as a monument, Flagstaff, tsum, area. Generally speaking, all situated nearby. Immediately evident that the post-Soviet State, larger scale is different from the other, but it's worth a visit! Incidentally in Dushanbe have zest let this country of the former Soviet Union but still its traditions and its culture
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  • You must see this library once in life! She is gorgeous, huge and very clean. The people look forward to every visitor and are happy to answer questions about the books and the activities inside. You should only good can Russian or Tajik and one is then satisfied. All areas are recommended! Each floor is different from the others. The art that hangs there is beautiful! Recommended! < 3
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  • A hge building dedicated for library. Havent been inside, dont think its full of books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design like a giant soviet period building, but flat, no nice details. Who the architect???
  • Great view

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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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