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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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