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Hisor Fortress, Hisor

#1 of 10 in Historic Sites in Tajikistan
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Explore the fortified residence of the rulers of the Emir of Bukhara at Hisor Fortress, a well-preserved 16th-century fort perched on a hilltop amid mountains. With an impressive pointed entrance arch flanked by two round, bunker-like towers, the fort surveys a strategic area. Climb its walls and explore its niches for canons and guns, and enjoy the panoramic views of the nearby town and market. Explore numerous pavilions made of baked brick. Shrouded in myth and linked with many legends, the area is said to have been occupied by Cyrus the Great and Caliph Ali. Some 4.5 km (3 mi) from Hisor and 27 km (17 mi) west of Dushanbe, the area offers good opportunities for hiking. To visit Hisor Fortress and get the most from your holiday in Hisor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hisor trip itinerary site.
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  • Beautiful and gorgeous place. Pakistani traveler exploring the world. Pakistani traveler in central Asia.  more »
  • Totally unexpected treasure just outside of Dushanbe. There are not any signs posted out front but you can see a small parking lot before the road is blocked. Once you enter the grounds, there is a...  more »
  • The fortress is so beautiful and full of so much history. If you can come with a guide, you should. I’m looking forward to seeing the further development of the museum facility as they bring back much of what was destroyed during the 20s and 30s.
  • Good time to visit just before sunset. Beautiful views of the mountains from the fortress walls

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