You can find canals everywhere in the Vakhsh Valley as part of the Vakhstroi irrigation system. The water is cool, blue and often fast-flowing. Only skilled swimmers should enter the canals. The easiest swimming spots to access are right near the centre of Qurghonteppa City.
Are the canals dangerous? Yes they are. Local kids drown every year around the Vakhsh Valley in various canals. The best advice is, if you don’t know exactly what is downstream then you should only swim where you see the locals swimming.
More info and map locations soon to be added.