Penjikent was founded in the 5th century. Visit the site of an archaeological dig at Old Penjikent, excavations which began 50 years ago. Tour the remains of Shakristan, two Zoroastrian temples, the citadel, and the houses of wealthy families. Visit the Rudaki Museum of History and Regional Studies, named after the celebrated founder of Tajik and Persian poetry.
PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013