Day trip to Hissor from Dushanbe
Hissor historical & Archaelogic day trip
What you will see: Caravanserai, Hissor fortress, the old madrasa, the new madrasa, Makhdumi Azam Mausoleum.
What you will enjoy: Walking in local bazaar, Saturday and Sunday are the best days to go as you will find numerous wedding parties taking pictures here. It worth to pay a visit to Hissor bazaar on the back way and have a lunch in local Choikhona (Tea House).
Due to the commonly hot weather in the Hissar valley, we recommend to start our trip at 8 in the morning in order to arrive back to Dushanbe before the hottest time of the day. The Hissor fortress is located in the Hissor valley, on the west of Dushanbe, close to Hissor city. The distance is about 25 km from Dushanbe and it takes around 45 minutes to drive.
During the day trip to Hissar you will see the following sights:
- Hissor fortress
Some sources say that the Hissor fortress was built 1000 years ago, some others say it was already built in 550BC by Cyrus the Great, during the first Persian Empire
Opposite the fortress gate, across the square, are the remains of a caravanserai that was built in 1808. A caravanserai is a type of inn, usually used by travelers and their animals.
- The old madrasa
Next to the caravanserai is the old madrasa, which was built in the 16th century. A madrasa is a religious school and this one has a large open courtyard with cells along with three of the walls.
- The new madrasa
As you come out of the old madrasa, look to your left and you’ll see the new madrasa. It was built between the 17th and 18th centuries but was unfortunately badly damaged,. All that’s left from the original structure, is the two-story facade that you can see.
- Makhdumi Azam Mausoleum
The Makhdumi Azam Mausoleum is not obvious and you may not notice it unless you go looking for it. In order to find it, head down the street between the madrasas, away from the fortress and you’ll see it on the left.
- Entrance tickets
- Guide service
- Lunch or other food;
- Services of guide-interpreter during the trip;
- All other extra services
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Tour updated 30.7.2021