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Parthian Settlement of Nisa

Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
+993 12 95-75-00
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Imagination Required.

This trip was made understandable by the staff at the site. They gave me the chance to tag along... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lee P
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Some piece of archaeology

Most of what you see is a reconstruction, albeit made under scientific authority. It is hardly... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
wowmor
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Moscow, Russia
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Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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

1  Thank wowmor
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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

2  Thank RobEnJolanda
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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.

2  Thank Questdoc
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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

2  Thank Clarky57
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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

2  Thank simply-peregrinating
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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.

2  Thank Llukaszz
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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.

2  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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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

2  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

2  Thank Queenscout
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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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