Hisor Fortress, Hisor

#1 of 12 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. To visit Hisor Fortress and get the most from your holiday in Hisor, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hisor trip itinerary site .
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  • I served and served with my comrades in 1991-1992 in Gissar. After taking the oath of office, we were taken on a tour to the Gissar fortress. Then it was just a hill, on top of which was a recess like a bowl or a crater, with almost vertical from the inside, earthy walls 4-6 meters high. Rainwater was collected in the center of it. On one side of the creek broke a ravine. Right above it, at the foot of the hill, were built two towers and an arch between them. On the contrary was an old madrassa. Lonely sheep grazed on the slopes of the fortress. From the top of the nearby hills with towers, a wonderful view of the towers and madrassas itself was opened. I still have a few photos of those times. They were made in June-July 1991. I hope you will be interested to see what the fortress looked like back then.
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  • I went on a tour. We are in the process of rebuilding. It's worth seeing. The view was great. It is said that there was the one which seemed to be a pool in this fortress, too. It might have been necessary in the hot summer.
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  • Good place for couple hours
  • Good place to visit for a half day
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