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Hisor Fortress

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Built on a hilltop as a fortified royal residence this fort has experienced 21 captures and been destroyed several times by various emperors and armies. With the only original part being its twin-towered gateway, it has been rebuilt and adapted through time and no longer resembles the original fortress that once towered over the valley.

With a history that spans over 2000 years, it now reflects the architectural styles of the many empires, a caravanserai built-in 1808 where you can still make out the various rooms, a madrassah built in the 16th century with the cells used as classrooms until 1921, and a mausoleum also built in the 16th century.

This fortress is an important heritage site, and you are bound to witness a wedding celebration or two.

Hisor Fortress Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

  • Journey through Central Asia

    Journey through Central Asia

    28 days from $16,900pp

    • Bishkek
    • Chon-Kemin
    • Bokonbayevo
    • Karakol
    • Almaty
    • Dushanbe
    • Khujand
    • Tashkent
    • Samarkand
    • Bukhara
    • Khiva
    • Ashgabat
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