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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Hisor Fortress reviews
Loved a day trip to this beautiful and historic place. Neat and clean. Easy to get too. Have many places to take pictures. With love from Pakistan. more »
The Hisar Fortress is a must visit if you are interested in military history. It is approximately 30 km west of Dushanbe. We visited this site on a organised tour, but there are many transportation... more »
The fortress is so beautiful and full of so much history. If you can come with a guide, you should. I’m looking forward to seeing the further development of the museum facility as they bring back much of what was destroyed during the 20s and 30s.
Good time to visit just before sunset. Beautiful views of the mountains from the fortress walls
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