Western Khatlon

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The main road that heads south from Dushanbe leads to Qurghonteppa, Sarband, Panj, Qubodiyon, Shahrtuz, and several other towns in the south. It is also an alternate route to Danghara, Kulob and other points further east.

A summertime view of the countryside from the car

If you know where to look, there are some interesting and scenic stops along the way.

The first pass south of Dushanbe during wintertime

There are several signs and monument that are easy to stop at for a quick photo.

The welcome to Khatlon Province sign

The Vakhsh Valley sign

In addition to the usual roadside livestock (cattle, sheep, horse and goats), you may even spot some friendly wildlife.

A thirsty camel on the Sarband-Danghara road

A thirsty camel on the Sarband-Danghara road

The most popular itinerary for a road trip in this direction would be Dushanbe to 44 Springs (Chiluchor Chashma):