Sheikh Muslihiddin mausoleum
The complex known as the Sheikh Muslihiddin mausoleum is located in the historical centre of Khojent – second large town in north of Tajikistan. It was named after Muslihiddin Khujandi, a poet and ruler of Khojent, who lived in the XIIth century. Currently this complex consists of a cathedral mosque, a minaret more than 20 m high built in the late XIXth century, and ancient burial places.
There is one of the largest covered markets (bazaars) in Central Asia – ‘Panchshanbe’ on the other side of the square, directly across the street from the Sheikh Muslihiddin Complex. ‘Panchshanbe’ means ‘thursday’ in Tajik. It was a great market day for this area in ancient time. The market building is decorated in national style.