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High on the mountain with expansive views of Khorog

The Botanical garden covers 624 hectares 5km east of city at an altitude of 2320 m. It is the... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia

The Khorog botanical garden is a relatively small one compared to many we have seen in our travels... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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Khorog, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

The Botanical garden covers 624 hectares 5km east of city at an altitude of 2320 m. It is the second highest botanical garden in the world (the highest is in the Himalayas). It occupies a high terrace between Gunt and Shahdara rivers. Views of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This small garden is above the city with great views. The garden itself could use some regular attention as it is some what neglected. Late flowers were still in bloom in mid-September. Identification signs are all in Cyrillic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Khorog botanical garden is a relatively small one compared to many we have seen in our travels around the world but it is nice anyway. Really looks more like a garden for the fancy housing next to it, not a lot was in bloom...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Botanical garden must have been great sometime in the past but now is totally neglected incl. the buildings except for the presidential mansion. At one spot tall trees form a circle, planted by the first presidents of the region after independence from the Soviet...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was fortunate to have visited this garden during autumn when the trees were changing colours - everything was beautiful. The walk around the garden is very pleasant, refreshing and calming. It definitely warrants a visit when you are in Khorog.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bhava4
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The gardens are on top of a hill with a lovely view of the town and right next to the presidential mansion. It is the coolest spot in town because of the height. The flowers are few and far between and the place is large...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rifky K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Yes, it gives something of a neglected appearance, but if you go with low expectations you will find it pleasant enough and the views alone are worth it. Do not miss the museum, which is surprisingly extensive and informative.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It isn't really a botanical garden anymore because 95% of the grounds are not maintained, it is rather a pleasant, quiet piece of forest and orchards. It has great potential. For the views climb to the ridge, then to the antennas, then a little bit...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It seems very nice, but we were at a conference right on the grounds and didn't really get a chance to walk around and see it well. It is outside central Khorog, so you will need to take transportation to get there.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tianshansky
Reviewed 15 November 2015

It is at the top of a Hill, quite high in fact, the local claim is it is the 2nd highest botanical gardens in the world. It was set up by a Russian botanist and has a variety of plants, there are quite a few...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Himagni
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