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The Site of Ancient Town of Pyanjekent

The Site of Ancient Town of Pyanjekent is part of the Tentative list of Tajikistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Michael Novins United States 14.03.16

The Site of Ancient Town of Pyanjekent (T) by Michael Novins

In May 2007, I visited from Samarkand, Uzbekistan, making a day trip visit to Penjikent, a city a few miles from the Uzbek/Tajik border -- the ruins of Penjikent were unspectacular, but the bazaar was colorful and photogenic. The trip required a double entry Uzbek visa. The overland border crossing between Samarkand and Penjikent may now be closed, so instead a visitor would be required to make a lengthy journey from Dushanbe.


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