Dushanbe - Dushanbe

Tajikistan /
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January
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31
December

Visit of Gissar (Hissor) fortress

Morning depart to the Gissar fortress, the residence of Gissar beks. Visit of the fortress and the historical museum situated in an old medresse. Return to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel

The well protected fortress was the residence of the governor of the Emirate of Bukhara - Gissar Bek (barony) - in the nineteenth century. Inside the fortress there was a pool and a garden, and opposite there was a market, a caravanserai and a lot of small shops. The gate of the fortress with its portaland arch, the one-storiedold madrassa and a two-storied building of the new madrassa of XVII-XIX centuries are only lasted out up to now.

The Mahdumi Azam Mausoleum, dating back to the XVI - XVII centuries, is located not so far. Inside there is a simple alabaster gravestone of a local Sufi teacher. Today, it is still an operating place of worship.

The fortress was occupied in 1924 by basmachi (local bands of freedom fighters, today they would be called mujahideen) leader Ibragim Bek until the Red Army destroyed it completely. Only the gate remains though you can still clearlysee the structure of the fortress when you climb up the hills.

The present Gissar fortress was opened in 1982, whereas the most recent restoration carried out in 2014. Today, this place is also popular for visits during marriages. 50 meters from the gate of the fortress there is a national teahouse, the interior of which is magnificently decorated by national masters.

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