Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region
Republic of Tajikistan
August 27, 2019
Good-bye to the Panj River
The route of the Panj River is remarkable. And invigorating.
Five tributaries crash down the mountains to join the Panj. At 1125 km (699 miles) long, it forms the major border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
The Panj completes its rambunctious journey in Termez, Uzbekistan where it joins the Amu Darya, an important river in Central Asia. In ancient times the Amu was called by its Latin name, the Oxus.