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Remote, full of history, the fortress itself is located at high altitude surrounded by even higher... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Christo02
,
Beijing
If you are looking for Silk road historyhere it is

The main reason for our visit to Tashkurgan was "Stone Fort" which is reputed to be around 2000... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2016
TC0241
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Lautrec, France
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Tashkurgan County 845250, China
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

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...More

Thank Christo02
Reviewed October 9, 2016

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...More

Thank TC0241
Reviewed August 15, 2016

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...More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank WWTraveller26
Reviewed December 25, 2015

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...More

Thank FareGlitches_dot_com
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank oropolitics
Reviewed October 3, 2014

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...More

1  Thank Expat_from_NL_in_KL
Reviewed July 27, 2014

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...More

Thank liketoexplore2016
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Looking at the ruins of the fort and learning about the history of this ancient artifact was simply fascinating. The fort dates back almost 2000 years and suffered 2 major attacks, first by the Persians, and then by the Mongols. When I was there it...More

Thank Geeps28
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Can you imagine you are a Tajik child in Taskurgan and a 2000 year old fort is your playground? Met local children playing here and they showed me what they knew about their fort including a hole which led to a basement. (told me it...More

1  Thank xingming
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