Palace of Unity, Dushanbe

Palace of Unity, Dushanbe

The Palace of Unity, also referred to as Vahdat Palace, is a building in Dushanbe located in the northern part of Dushanbe's main thoroughfare, Rudaki Avenue, near Hotel Avesto and the embassy of Uzbekistan, it is the headquarters of the ruling People's Democratic Party and is also used to host international conferences.

In November 2007, a bomb was left in a plastic bag near a wall outside of the Palace, in an incident labelled by authorities as a terrorist act. A seventy-seven year old man, variously reported to be a janitor, a street sweeper, or a security guard, was the only victim; he was killed at 8:10 AM on 14 November 2007 when he picked up the plastic bag in which the bomb was contained, causing it to explode. The explosion also blew out many windows at the palace.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Palace of Unity
Sight Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk II  

Walking Tours in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Create Your Own Walk in Dushanbe

Create Your Own Walk in Dushanbe

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dushanbe is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Relatively small in size, the city of Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, sits on the banks of the Varzob River and contains a number of notable sights, significant in terms of national history and culture. Among the local landmarks featured here are the Presidential Palace, Haji Yakoub Mosque, Komsomolskoe Lake, and more. To explore these and other attractions of Dushanbe in more detail, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Relatively small in size, the city of Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, sits on the banks of the Varzob River and contains a number of notable sights, significant in terms of national history and culture. The most prominent local landmarks include Rudaki Park, bearing the name of the Tajik poetry classic; the Ismoili Somoni statue and gilded arch; the National Museum of Tajikistan; and more. To explore these and other attractions of Dushanbe, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Specialty Shopping in Dushanbe

Specialty Shopping in Dushanbe

Dushanbe is a very beautiful city. It is rather small, but there are some worthwhile places where you can enjoy a pleasant shopping experience. All of them are situated very near to each other, so it is easy to find them. Check out our tour guide that will lead you to the most popular shopping venues of Dushanbe.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km