World's Biggest Teahouse
Dushanbe • Tajikistan • 820 m
The Dushanbe tea room
Kohi Navruz (Kori Nowruz or Noruz Palace) was designed as a teahouse, but during construction it was transformed into a palace. "Kohi Navruz" consists of 12 unusual rooms, each of them is made in a special style. The complex has an art room, a banquet hall, a living room with carved stone moldings, a plaster room decorated with mirrors, two rooms for important political meetings. In total, the building can accommodate more than 3,200 people.
All the halls of the palace are decorated by local artists and craftsmen: there are woodcarvings and Florentine mosaics made from semi-precious Pamir stones, mosaics made of colored mirrors, painted and gilded ceilings. On the walls, legendary scenes are painted on the ceiling in an old style. Most of the wooden ornaments were made by artisans from Isfara.
In the garden of "Kohi Navruz" it grows sequoias, firs, plums, chestnuts, maples, evergreen and deciduous magnolia, pines, cypresses and birches.
The height of the main building is 46 meters, and the complex covers a total of about three hectares.
- Opening days: every day of the week
- Price of the visit: 25 somonis