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National Museum of Antiquities

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A preview of the ancient civilisations

The exhibits are very well displayed. The huge Buddha is enourmous and the best part of the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Pune, India
O.G. Buddha

The National Museum of Antiquities in Dushanbe houses the original reclining Buddha from the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
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Ak Rajabov 7, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The exhibits are very well displayed. The huge Buddha is enourmous and the best part of the museum . The Mughal area stones with scriptures and shiva parwati statues are the high lights and

2  Thank Mehzabin87
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The National Museum of Antiquities in Dushanbe houses the original reclining Buddha from the ancient Buddhist Monastery Ajine-Tepa we had seen earlier that same week. The exhibits at the NMoA are great with all the original artifacts and well set up even though it is...More

4  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This museum deserves attention for its excellent collection of antiquities that begin with the prehistoric moving forwards, covering various cultures (Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Islamic). Its most famous piece is the reclining Buddha which is still here (some websites say it was moved to the new National...More

2  Thank M A
Reviewed 29 April 2018

You can visit this museum in 30 mins, but if you are lucky you might meet a friendly lady who would tell you stories about Sogdia and Bactria. The Buddha is a must if you are in Dushanbe

1  Thank Noor8888
Reviewed 18 March 2018

this is a wonderful place with many important antiquities found all over Tajikistan. Our guide at the museum was wonderful.

1  Thank Mickyryan
Reviewed 4 October 2017

the museum is very good with english descriptions, if you are lucky you can get an english guided tour. The best of this Museum are the bones of the princess and the giant Buddha and the frescoes

1  Thank 34christa
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The museum badly needs reordering and there are a number of really good exhibits in rubbish surroundings. You also really need a guide to take you round as there is little English in the explanations. Then - you will get a real surprise. An enormous...More

1  Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Unlike the boring national museum, this is a genuine museum with an excellent collection. I recommend you take a guide as otherwise it may not mean very much. The high point is the reclining buddha but they have items illustrating how central the area was...More

1  Thank mwc340
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We went here as it has the original artefacts. The other large new museum has copies. Here are the huge 12 metre long 5 tonne Buddha, and many of the Zoroastrian and Islamic items for the past few thousand years. Well displayed in 16 galleries....More

1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Dushanbe has a new and grand museum, the National Museum of Tajikistan, which is very much worth seeing, but there is in a distance of about a kilometer the smaller and older National Museum of Antiquities, which should not be left out by anybody interested...More

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