Tashkurgan Fort

Tashkurgan Fort, Tashkurgan County: Address, Phone Number, Tashkurgan Fort Reviews: 3.5/5

Tashkurgan Fort
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK721 contributions
Interesting ruins
May 2019 • Couples
We visited the interesting ruins of this lost city which was formerly Buddhist and was destroyed by the Mongols. You can enjoy the lovely views of the snowy mountains as you walk around. There is also an interesting museum with pictures and artifacts which tell you a little more about the place. Worth visiting if you intend to spend a night in Tashkorgan
Written June 12, 2019
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PARIVRAAJK
Chamba, India44 contributions
Such a important place for Silk road trade
May 2018 • Business
I hope this place is kept bit more ultimate and Museum in this place is operational. I love visiting this place and its important place for the history of the silk road.
Written June 12, 2018
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Christo02
Beijing28 contributions
Magical place
Oct 2017 • Friends
Remote, full of history, the fortress itself is located at high altitude surrounded by even higher mountains. Close to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Tashkorgan could claim the title of the end of the world.

Nothing to do in Tashkorgan except for soaking in the atmosphere of the silk road and a mix of ethnicities - mainly Tajik, but also Uyghurs and Han people.

I regret having only spent one night there.
Written October 12, 2017
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TC0241
Lautrec, France1,285 contributions
If you are looking for Silk road historyhere it is
Sep 2016 • Friends
The main reason for our visit to Tashkurgan was "Stone Fort" which is reputed to be around 2000 years old. Its location affords it a significant level f control over the surrounding area with high mountains surrounding on a couple of sides and a flat semi fertile plain on the other. The views are spectacular ans one could well imagine the King who reigned here having tight control of the silk road caravans.
The Fort is easy to locate and whilst there is not much more than the outer walls there has been some esthetic management of the renovations.

They could really do with some level of museum or area showing the strategic nature of the site.
Written October 9, 2016
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alikarim
Dallas, TX1,249 contributions
Nice fort, with excellent views of the surrounding area
May 2016 • Couples
The Stone Fort has very few visitors, and is a ruin with little to see in it. However, it has a commanding view of the area around it; with majestic snow-capped mountains behind it and the beautiful grassland plains in front of it. Beautiful views for photography all around, It is clear how this was set on a very strategic spot during the Silk Road trading times. Worth a visit for the beautiful vistas, and to read about the 2200 yr old history. Unfortunately, there is not much described within the fort area about its history
Written August 15, 2016
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WWTraveller26
Singapore, Singapore1,263 contributions
It's just ruins, but a wonderful location
Jul 2016 • Family
There are better kept old cities on the Silk route, like Yar off Turpan. The stone fort from 2200 years ago is mostly in ruins but you can climb up and get the most amazing views of the Muztaghata mountain and surrounding grasslands.
Written July 8, 2016
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FareGlitches_dot_com
Denver, CO48 contributions
Amazing history and views, with few or no tourists
Oct 2015 • Solo
This is an incredible fort, with a commanding view over the fertile valley. You see the peaks of mountains all around you and it's easy to imagine why this fort was placed where it was. I agree with some of the other reviewers - the significance of this place is understated by the meager explanatory boards. This is one of those places where you can sit and imagine the incredible effort it must have taken to construct and what life must have been like thousands of years ago.
Written December 25, 2015
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oropolitics
Siliguri, India68 contributions
Incomplete history
Sep 2015 • Friends
Tashkurghan Stone Fort is a genuinely ancient monument, but it is not well served by the history board put up by the Chinese.This strategically located fort was, for long periods of time, the key defence work of an area that was sometimes independent and at other times under Iranian, Indian or Chinese control.The local population is Tajik, i.e. ethnically Iranian,and Zoroastrian remains have been unearthed predating the earliest Chinese incursion. Lying on the mountain road between Xinjiang and India, Tashkurghan (earlier called Sarikol) was heavily influenced by India - in 649 AD Hiuen Tsang (nowadays Xuensang) found an independent Buddhist kingdom with a temple consecrated to the memory of a great Buddhist teacher who was brought over from India some 300 years earlier.The Tashkurghan river was called Sita at that time, a classical Indian name.None of this information finds a mention in the history board.

The plank walkway laid down by the government makes it easy to approach the fort, which offers a beautiful view from Mustagh Ata on the Northern horizon to the broad,swampy river valley dotted with Tajik yurts connected by raised plank walkways to the distant snows to the South.
Written October 15, 2015
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Expat Traveller
Bengaluru, India118 contributions
1500 years of history
Oct 2014 • Family
It is easy to see why this fort was not taken by Alexander the great.... Strategic location overlooking the valley and the impressive Himalayan snow mountains in the distance. Fort has far decayed, but attempts are being made to make it more accessible. Our kids enjoyed the walking and climbing. No entrance fee is charged.
Written October 3, 2014
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liketoexplore2016
Brisbane, Australia333 contributions
Amazing
Apr 2014 • Friends
The 2000yr old fort standing amongst the farms, nothing much left and need to know the history and use your imagination how it would have been. At a distance the majestic range of mountains and the view of the animals and the farmers working in the fields was satifying.
Written July 28, 2014
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