|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$264.03|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting||$10.00|
|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$20.31|
|1 Pair of men leather shoes||$84.62|
|Local draught beer||$1.52|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$6.09|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$176.56|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.32|
The city of Tursunzoda was known as Regar located in the western part of Tajikistan and borders Uzbekistan. This city is part of the Tursunzoda District, which is a District of Republican Subordination. The name Regar was used until 1978 and this name means “town on sand”. The city is lucky to have three rivers flowing within the city and hence, the land is thriving in agricultural crops such as cotton and rice. These three rivers are Kofarnihon, Karatag and Shirkent. This city is about 60 kilometers to the western side of Dushanbe.
As a foreign tourist, you can get in this city of Tursunzoda through the international airport in Dushanbe. The main airport is about 52 kilometers away and you can find cheap flights to Tursunzoda. The flight services in Dushanbe are limited and you may have to get connecting flights to nearby countries such as in Uzbekistan or Russia. From the airport, you can take the bus that will go to this district. Taxis are also possible and you can choose the shared taxis called marshrutkas (which is like a minibus/minivan). The city of Tursunzoda is just a small city and you can walk around in order to explore the town. Hiring taxi is also recommended – you can either the regular one or the marshrutkas.
What are the things you can do here in Tursunzoda? The city is known to house the plant for aluminum smelting (the company is called TadAZ). This plant is the biggest in the Central Asia and it is possible as the biggest all over the world. You can view the agricultural area of the city in the Gissar Valley and it can give you a good scenic view of nature. The Government House of Tursunzoda is a nice architecture in this town that you can see. Visiting the rivers here are also a good thing to do. All in all, you can complete your tour in Tursunzoda in one or two days.
There are quite a number of good hotels in Tursunzoda that are affordable. Visiting Tursunzoda is a good itinerary for any backpacking travelers and tourists. With the use of online booking sites, you can find great deals going here especially the cheap flights to Tursunzoda.