Hisor Fortress, Hisor

#1 of 7 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. 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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  • August 9, 2017
    I visited this place with my friends as it was mentioned in all travel guides as a must-see place. Honestly, I expected a lot more: I thought its an ancient fortress and I will touch history. In reali...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Although Tajikistan is full of mountains (Pamir), out of its capital city Dushanbe it is difficult to go for a day-trip into high altitude countryside, as it is so easily done out of Bishkek and Almat...  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    5 som- you pay at the entrance. No need for maps since it is small- just walk around and have fun. The wooden gates are ( told by the ticket staff- around 3000 years old). The street filled with shops...  more »

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Hisor itself has no accommodations: aside from its reconstructed fortress, it is mostly a residential area. People exploring Hisor tend to do so while staying in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Located just half an hour's drive to the east, the capital possesses a wide range of accommodations, with modern hotels, simpler guesthouses, and even the odd hostel to choose from. Most lodgings in Dushanbe lie in the northeast of the city, in the district north of the airport, and east of Rudaki Park.
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