Hisor Fortress - This is an excellent day trip from Dushanbe. Click here for more details: Day trip from Dushanbe to Hisor Fortress
Rudaki Park, Monument to Rudaki - A large park in the middle of Dushanbe. It has the famous Monument to Rudaki, the Persian poet regarded as the first great literary genius of the Modern Persian language.
Somoni Square - The impressive main city square.
National Flag Park - Located in front of the Palace of Nations, the massive flag was formerly the largest, free-standing flagpole in the world.
Haji Yakoub Mosque - Created 200 years ago, it is large enough to hold three thousand people. The building is very beautiful and its walls are decorated with colorful tiles. The mosque has a very tall crescent-topped minaret and the top of the dome is golden.
Delhi Darbar Indian Restaurant
Rudaki Avenue 55/1, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Map Location: 38.571227, 68.788279
Taking the regular buses in Dushanbe (not the Marshrutkas)
The regular big buses in Dushanbe require a City Card for payment. The City Card machines can be found at every bus stop and have an English option. To get a card, select 'City Card' and then the machine prompts for a local telephone number. Any phone number can be entered, such as all 1's with a valid city code. The city codes are displayed on the machine as examples. Once the phone number is accepted then money can be put in, and a loaded card will come out. The minimum is seven somonis.