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Nice to see

This is a nice place to visit which is very historical, but it is very small and you are done in 10... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Metin S
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Not that much left

Except for the overall structure of the site and a few areas that have been rebuilt, there is not... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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This city dates back to the time of Alexander the Great. The ancient walls are easy to make out. Rebuilding of the central palace has been undertaken, but there is very little information available on or at the site. Some of the town is being...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit which is very historical, but it is very small and you are done in 10 minutes

Thank Metin S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This trip was made understandable by the staff at the site. They gave me the chance to tag along with a tour group which made everything a lot clearer as the site requires imagination. There are postcards at the site that have artists impressions of...More

1  Thank Lee P
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Most of what you see is a reconstruction, albeit made under scientific authority. It is hardly impressive, however if your stay is limited to Ashgabad this is the only interesting archaelogical site available

2  Thank wowmor
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This excavation is showing the old city that was part of the Silk Route. Good explanations and worthwhile a tour of about 1,5 to 2 hours. Approximately half hour outside of Ashgabat. The found artifacts can be seen in the National Museum, another highly recommended...More

3  Thank RobEnJolanda
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Except for the overall structure of the site and a few areas that have been rebuilt, there is not much left of the old Parthian capital. Had hoped for more.

3  Thank Questdoc
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The parthanians were overrun here but there are no bodies? The place had some information boards which were being put upas we went round. Not sure if they were for us or an important visitor. Good viewing platform for an overview of the site

3  Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 27 May 2018

To get the most out of your visit to Nisa, an ancient city dating back to 200BC, you really should visit the National Museum in Ashgabat first and bring a good guide with you. By doing that you will get so much more out of...More

3  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very interesting site, honestly not lot of things to see, but I really recommend to everybody to visit the National Museum in Ashgabat with guide first, then visit the site in Nisa it is better for global understanding and you visit more interesting.

3  Thank Llukaszz
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The story about the site is very interesting; however the site itself is unremarkable. You mainly see reconstructed walls. The interesting column bases are covered by mounds of dirt to “protect” them.

3  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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Mark A
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Response from Ghazaryanedgar | Reviewed this property |
In Ashgabat you can always stop any car, and negotiate with them to take you there. Since gas is very cheap there, it does not cost much to this method )))