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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The Hisar Fortress is a must visit if you are interested in military history. It is approximately 30 km west of Dushanbe. We visited this site on a organised tour, but there are many transportation op... more »
Гиссарская крепость несколько лет назад отпраздновала свой 3000-летний юбилей. Эта древняя цитадель расположена на Великом Шелковом пути. Будучи в Душанбе, мы не могли не съездить на полдня туда, ведь... more »The Gissar Fortress celebrated its 3,000th anniversary a few years ago. This ancient citadel is located on the Great Silk Road. Being in Dushanbe, we could not help but go there for half a day, because Gissar is very close. From Dushanbe, taxi drivers from the "terminal" are transported at the exit of the city. We just in the center caught a taxi and asked to take to the place where they take to Gissar. Taxis across the city cost 20 somoni, i.e. 130 rubles. From the bus station to Gissar, the whole car costs 30 somoni (25 km) and another 8-9 km from Gissar to the fortress for 10 somoni. Total 40 somoni, about 500 rubles for the whole car We were together, and preferred to pay these 500 rubles for the whole car, but without "landing ...
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