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Dig yourself a hole in the ground

Push up daisies six feet down. We went through the Anzob Tunnel twice in just under a week early... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
I didn't die

Apparently this tunnel is much safer and luxurious than it used to be, thanks to Chinese or Iranian... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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M34 Highway | Highway between Dushanbe and Khujand, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Anzob Tunnel is worth seeing all by itself. The tunnel goes on for five terrifying kilometers of darkness and smog. Cars zigzag through the maze of ruts and potholes, their low-beams illuminating the dust and smog that help give the ventilation-less tunnel it’s nickname “the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adib K
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Push up daisies six feet down. We went through the Anzob Tunnel twice in just under a week early in August 2017, once heading north to Khujand and once returning to Dushanbe. Both times we were not fearful for our lives, it is paved, no...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The tunnel is just one part of the over all pattern of wonderful engineering in Tajikistan. I was totally blown away by the power pylons perched in the must unbelievable places. (Driving skills are pretty amazing too!)

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank scmp79
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Apparently this tunnel is much safer and luxurious than it used to be, thanks to Chinese or Iranian investments. I would have dreaded to see it back then, although we passed through this long and dark and wet tunnel without incident.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Bennelong
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I suppose this is good news, but the tunnel is not in the terrible state of disrepair that you probably read about in previous articles and posts. I drove through it in October 2017 and it is in great condition, well lit, and perfectly safe....More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank paul d
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Read before travel about how rotten this was. Not any more! It is a very good tunnel with an extremely good surface. Obviously better than going over the high pass. Word of caution: a number of vehicles don't seem to use their headlights there

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is the tunnel built by the Iranians, so they say, and then rebuilt by the Chinese. There are three tunnels of different lengths in the country – 4, 5 and 6 kilometres long. This is the one which is 6 kms long. It took...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We took this tunnel and a number of others as we drove from Dushanbe to the Fann Mountains. It was fine and we did not have any problems. We were worried because of what we had read in tour books. No problems!

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank chasemarta
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The "tunnel of death" used to be much, much worse...but even with improvements - a bit more light, less potholes, etc., it is still a rather scary proposition to pass through. The main problem is simply that other vehicles often drive too fast for the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We passed through this tunnel yesterday, and the other one on the M34, on motorbikes. After reading some of the reports below I wasn't sure what to expect but I can assure you they are both fine. The tunnels were completed in 2015, prior to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Janet R
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