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Parthian Settlement of Nisa, Ashgabat

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a UNESCO site of the ancient Parthian Kingdom of Nisa. Nisa was ruled by a succession of dynasties, it remained an important center of the ancient world until the 13th century, when the Mongol...  read more »
  • I totally agree with CenturyTravel's review. You need a guide to appreciate what you are seeing, and there is a Russian archaeologist (who worked on the site) available. We came with our own guide. Do...  read more »
  • You need a guide to put this archeological site into the proper perspective. You will see walls and foundations that are hard to interpret because the signs only give you so much information. There is...  read more »
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