GoogleEarthing #44

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For this puzzle, we are looking for the name of the town in the middle of the image.



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Puzzle Solved by: Christian (3)
Elapsed Time: 1 hr 23 min
Location: Khorog (Khorug), Tajikistan


As some of you know, I was in Tajikistan earlier this year. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to get to Khorog, which really just means I have to go back.

There are some great travel stories about getting to Khorog - I’ll give you a few links here:

After being to Tajikistan, I can relate to this one

I like this little bit from here:

The main town in the region is Khorog (pop 22,000), the capital of the autonomous region of Gorno-Badahkshan. It lies 2000m (6560ft) above sea level, strung out irregularly along the slopes of the dashing Gunt river. The flight from Dushanbe to Khorog is one of the most exhilarating (and terrifying, depending on your confidence in Tajik pilots) you’ll ever have the (mis)fortune to make. For most of the 45-minute flight the aircraft scoots along mountain valleys, flying in the shadow of rockfaces with its wingtips so close you could swear they were kicking up flurries of snow. If you get nervous, console yourself with the knowledge that only one plane has failed to make the trip in recent years - and that was shot down by rocket fire from Afghanistan.

You get to Khorog in one of these or these.
More here and here and here.
I’m not sure if this is true or not, but I’m sure it doesn’t help the tourist trade:

Visas are not issued at the airport, nor at Tajikistan’s border crossings. Border controls are rare but there are frequent internal checkpoints, and if you intend moving outside Dushanbe you must have impeccable documents. You can currently get visas at Tajik consulates in Moscow and Bonn. If you do arrive in Tajikistan without a visa, the immigration department of the Foreign Ministry in Dushanbe may give you one. Note that every Tajik town that you intend visiting or passing through should be listed on your visa. Asa result of border tensions and smuggling, the army and militia do not appreciate the presence of foreigners, and if officials are not completely satisfied with your papers you will probably be deported.

Another good recent travelogue here. 

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    37°30′00N 71°31′00E
    looking SEE at appr. 8km

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