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Hisor Fortress, Hisor

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Historic Site
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. With our custom trip planner, Hisor attractions like Hisor Fortress can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A group of colleagues went to the Fort this past weekend for a Sunday trip away from the city. We departed at 09:00 am. It took around 45 minutes to get there and there are some nice panoramic views o...  more »
  • I advise everyone to visit the Gissar fortress. Historic landmark in the town of Hissar, has an interesting history. Just opposite the fortress is a Museum and mausoleum.
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  • Hisor is a sight to see! We went as they were installing new steps and building new attractions. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area. They say the place can be thousands of years old, but ...  more »