The Hissar Fortress, one of the most famous historical monuments of Tajikistan. The fortress was built about 3000 years ago, during the heyday, when the routes of the Great Silk Road passed near Hissar. The Hissar Fortress is one of the oldest and largest architectural monuments of Central Asia. Now it is an open-air museum with an area of 86 hectares, located on the site of an ancient settlement. It is located 30 km from the capital of Tajikistan. For a long time, the Hissar fortress served as the residence of the governor of the Emir of Bukhara. To date, only two cylindrical towers and structures around the main gate, forming a pointed arch and built on the instructions of the emir of Bukhara in the XVI century. There are legends about the Hissar Fortress, which have accumulated a lot over several millennia of known history. According to one, Afrosiyob built the citadel to protect himself from Rustam. They are both famous heroic characters of Firdousi's famous epic poem "Shahnameh".
Inclusions & Exclusions
✔  In-vehicle air conditioning
✔  entrance fees for visiting objects
✖  personal costs, alcohol drinks, food etc.
Departure & Return
Departure:  Ayni Street 104, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Return: End right where it started.
Itinerary
1
Dushanbe Pick up and welcoming travelers

Duration:  30 minutes

2
Hisor Fortress 10:00 – visit to the watermelon "Teahouse". Teahouse Kharbuza — is unique in the world, it was built in the form of a melon (the Taj: - kharbuza). The teahouse, with a height of 43 meters, length 100 meters, width of 55 meters, is designed to receive 2.3 thousand visitors at a time.

Duration:  2 hours

3
Hisor Fortress 11:00 – visit Hisar Fortress and its museum. Hisar Fortress used to be a palace of one of Bukhara Emirate becks. The fortress with 1 m walls and loopholes for guns and cannons towered on a high hill's slope and was carefully guarded. Inside there was a pool and a garden. Across from the fortress there was a noisy market square with a caravanserai and a variety of shops. Hissar Fortress and the town had been settled from VI BC to mid of XIX. It was the main administrative, political and economical centre of Hissar valley.

Duration:  1 minutes

4
Hisor Lunch

Duration:  30 minutes

5
Hisor fortress square / horse riding

Duration:  30 minutes

6
Hisor 16:00 – visit to Museum of Mirzo Tursunzoda. Mirzo Tursunzoda (Tajik: Мирзо Турсунзода, 2 May 1911 — 24 September 1977) was an important Tajikistani poet and a prominent political figure. Today Tursunzoda has been elevated to the level of a national hero of Tajikistan. Tursunzoda's face appears on the front of the one Somoni note.

Duration:  60 minutes

7
Dushanbe get back to the started pint

Duration:  30 minutes

Additional info
•  Service animals allowed
•  Public transportation options are available nearby
•  Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Free cancellation
 3
Price:
From $100
Ticket:
Mobile or paper ticket accepted
duration:
3.5 hours
Guide in:
English   
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.