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Hisor Fortress, Hisor

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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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  • 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 »
  • What remains of the fortress is preserved carefully and authorities and by the people themselves, there are no signs of vandalism and deliberate pollution of the land and premises of the monument
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  • Unfortunately until our days from Gissar fortress survived only majestic gate with two towers. Nevertheless, this is an interesting landmark is the monument not only history, but also a great place for a stroll. Nearby is a decent Café.
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