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Parthian Settlement of Nisa, Ashgabat

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Discovered beneath the parched landscape, Parthian Settlement of Nisa allows visitors to explore the remnants of one of the most important cities of the Parthian Empire, a major power between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. The site, probably founded by Parthian ruler Arsaces, contained a fortress that served as either a royal residence or mausoleum. Although most uncovered artifacts have been moved to museums, exploring the site still gives an evocative look at the preserved, decorated structures of an advanced civilization. Be sure to bring refreshments, a hat, and sunscreen, as the striking landscape is very exposed and there are few facilities and less shade here. Put Parthian Settlement of Nisa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ashgabat vacation route planner.
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  • Very interesting historical place. But you should take a guide there from touristic bureau. It is no guides available at historical site. You can observe the ruins of antique city. Nisa was traditiona...  more »
  • Albeit interesting from a historic point of view, the price (63 manats for 2 + camera) combined with a vaguely set route and zero background / explanation given, it's a bit of a letdown. If you're com...  more »
  • Old ruins, no explanations, no signs. But surrounded by the most beautiful poppy fields I have ever seen  more »