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Parthian Settlement of Nisa

Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
+993 12 95-75-00
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It’s one of my favorite historical places to visit, but in summer it is very hot, best time to... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Guncha A
via mobile
A real ancient treasure and a relief from the phoney glitz of Ashgabat

This truly ancient site lies a few miles outside Ashgabat in the foothills of the mountains, the... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Queenscout
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Berkshire, England
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Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It’s one of my favorite historical places to visit, but in summer it is very hot, best time to visit is in autumn spring

Thank Guncha A
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This truly ancient site lies a few miles outside Ashgabat in the foothills of the mountains, the other side of which lies Iran. To our surprise the fortress has not been unduly Disneyfied and our knowledgeable and enthusiastic academic guide brought the place alive for...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I didn't find it impressive, especially if you have been to other ruins like Mary or other parts of the world. There was a viewing platform at the end of the stairway before you walk down the path to enter the main gate of the...More

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Lucky my visit was late afternoon in October so temperature very mild. Make sure if it is during warmer season you bring water and umbrella because the sight is very exposed to sun. A guide is also needed to explain in details the ruins that...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful easy trip from Ashgabat. Bring a guide and learn about the rich history if culture and science. Scenery of the mountains is fantastic.

Thank K L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a beautiful old settlement. I recommend to book a guide - our guide new everything about Nisa's interesting history, you can easily spend 2 hours there. We also enjoyed the beautiful scenery. This is definitely a must-see.

Thank Regula H
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I really enjoyed this short taxi ride from the city. I went late afternoon and had the place to myself. The history is amazing and though not much is left standing it still is enough to stir the imagination

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Quite interesting antique site (first settlements of Ashgabad) at 18 km from the citycenter - interesting if you combine it with the National Museum of History

Thank jean - paul P
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

You do need a bit of imagination here to see what the site would have looked like before Genghis Khan and his army destroyed it. However, it really is essential to visit it if you want to know about Turkmenistan's history

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Headed to the Parthian Settlement of Nisa recently with our driver and his friend “Ali” who is an expert on the ruins of his grand country. Ali was great to have as there is little to no information at the site for tourists but he...More

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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 )))
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