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I love Tajik culture but sadly felt like Dushanbe didn't have much of it to offer. It felt a lot like any other big city I had been visited. The Artist Colony is a gem and I hope more people get the chance to visit....More
Spent several days, and many hours, just wandering around the artists' colony, which is just a non-descript three-story Soviet building.
If you have the time and inclination, you could get lost here for days.
Might seem out of the way, but this is a working artists' collective and you can find some very fine oil paintings for exceptionally low prices. I know have two hanging in my living room in Washington, DC
It is a great shame that this place is so difficult to find and sadly lots of local people do not seem to know about it! Some of Tajikistan's most celebrated artists have their studios here and if you can get by in Tajik, Farsi...More