Hissar, Tajikistan

Any traveler tries to see the most significant landmarks of the country during travels, right? Some are lucky to have sightseeing places located right next to each other; some have to traveler thousands of kilometers, since the most popular tourist destinations are spread far from each other. If you’re travelling around Tajikistan, you can consider yourself a lucky traveler! One of the most famous Tajikistan landmarks is located 30 km away from the capital! 

What is one of the most important Tajikistan landmarks? It’s Hissar History and Culture Reserve. The reserve is located in the most populated part of the country, in the valley of the same name. Hissar represents 86-hectars full of archaeological and architectural exhibits. Why is it do important for the Tajiks? First of all, Hissar proves that Tajik cultural heritage has existed for more than 3,00 years. Second of all, Hissar was inhabited in the Stone Age, which is 4th-3rd centuries BC. It’s one of the most ancient settlements in the country. The ruins of found settlements prove that the territory was a part of Bactria, Greek-Bactria, and Kushan. In the Medieval times, the area was known for developed trade and crafts. Until 20th century the area was a part of Bukhara Khanate. Hard to imagine through how many events this place went through, but here it’s – treasury of Tajik culture. 

Today this ancient city is a historical reserve that consist of Hissar Fortress, two madrassahs, caravanserai, the Stone Mosque, the Mausoleum of Makhmudi Azam, the Sangin mosque, and Registan. What’s interesting about this historical complex is that different part belong to different centuries. The fortress if 2,500 years old while Old Madrassah was built in 16th century. The Stone Mosque was built in 8th century, but the caravanserai in 19th century. Taking a stroll down one of the most beautiful Tajikistan landmarks will take you on a journey through centuries. 

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