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Worth it on a Sunday

This place is really worth a visit if you can go on a Sunday morning, which is the day weddings to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
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It is about Tajikistan's history

Although Tajikistan is full of mountains (Pamir), out of its capital city Dushanbe it is difficult... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This place is really worth a visit if you can go on a Sunday morning, which is the day weddings to to the fort to dance and pay tribute at the memorial for the fallen war victims. This place of course cannot measure up with...More

1  Thank ploumParis
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The fortress in one of the few sights, that can be interesting to tourists in Dushanbe. It is located near Dushanbe, 20 min by car. Entrance ticket is 10 TJS. Only main gates have some historical value, and original medieval materials. Other parts of the...More

Thank HappyEstray
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I will start by saying this Fortress is worth a trip - but to be honest there are more 'replica' and re-built areas than original. Our guide was passionate about his country's history, legacy and turbulent past. The saddest thing for me to see was...More

2  Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A boy jumped out with a horn much bigger than him so like the pied piper I had to follow. A gang of men and boys long horns blaring...drums a drumming...a resplendent bride head bowed a coming...bridesmaid worrying...groom and groomsman grinning. Another bride in ivory...More

Thank DavidJHHooper
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I visited this place with my friends as it was mentioned in all travel guides as a must-see place. Honestly, I expected a lot more: I thought its an ancient fortress and I will touch history. In reality, it is fully renovated (even bricks seem...More

Thank Nur-Peri K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Although Tajikistan is full of mountains (Pamir), out of its capital city Dushanbe it is difficult to go for a day-trip into high altitude countryside, as it is so easily done out of Bishkek and Almaty. The best day-trip here is definitely the one to...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 7 June 2017

5 som- you pay at the entrance. No need for maps since it is small- just walk around and have fun. The wooden gates are ( told by the ticket staff- around 3000 years old). The street filled with shops are newly constructed. Continue walking...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A group of colleagues went to the Fort this past weekend for a Sunday trip away from the city. We departed at 09:00 am. It took around 45 minutes to get there and there are some nice panoramic views of the mountains on the way...More

1  Thank Kenneth7228
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 who really knows. Don't forget to check out...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A very interesting historical place. Well preserved is the fortress wall, which is up to a meter thick and contains shooting ranges, and the large entrance gate. Inside was totally destroyed and now reconstructed. In front of it a small museum.which exhibits local clothing, ceramics...More

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