Hisor Fortress, Hisor

#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Tajikistan
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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  • I went on a tour. We are in the process of rebuilding. It's worth seeing. The view was great. It is said that there was the one which seemed to be a pool in this fortress, too. It might have been necessary in the hot summer.
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  • Much of this fort has been restored, but still impressive. There's a walkway flanked by galleries (shops) inside the fort, and a couple of guys with horse rides available. Browse the outside museum in...  more »
  • Good place for couple hours
  • Good place to visit for a half day
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