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Parthian Settlement of Nisa

Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Party at the Parthian

Headed to the Parthian Settlement of Nisa recently with our driver and his friend “Ali” who is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moncton, Canada
should be much better

The place could be a must-see due to it's history but it is full of trash everywhere, lacks any... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Michael K
Moscow, Russia
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Village of Bagyr, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The place could be a must-see due to it's history but it is full of trash everywhere, lacks any signs, newly constructed walls are neighbouring the old ones and so on.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This excellent, well-maintained Parthian site, from (it is believed) the 3rd century BCE, is located on the slope of a mountain outside Ashgabat, and offers both splendid views of the distant city and cool air in the early morning and late afternoon. Nisa was desctroyed...More

Thank LottyToronto
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very interesting historical place. But you should take a guide there from touristic bureau. It is no guides available at historical site. You can observe the ruins of antique city. Nisa was traditionally founded by Arsaces I (reigned c. 250–c. 211 bc), and it was...More

Thank M6311FKelenas
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Albeit interesting from a historic point of view, the price (63 manats for 2 + camera) combined with a vaguely set route and zero background / explanation given, it's a bit of a letdown. If you're coming in from for instance Iran and just saw...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Old ruins, no explanations, no signs. But surrounded by the most beautiful poppy fields I have ever seen

Thank Archicsoka
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It was a different feeling to be there at Nisa where flourished one of the most important city of the world as it was more than 2,000 years ago. Here at Nisa, which has remains of the old and the new Nisa was a capital...More

2  Thank SatyendraGarg
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see but very limited, no signs or literature to explain history. You are going to need privet transportation to get there and there is a small entrance fee, very informal process and must be conducted in Turkmen or Russian language. The kind elderly...More

Thank vahehg
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a UNESCO site of the ancient Parthian Kingdom of Nisa. Nisa was ruled by a succession of dynasties, it remained an important center of the ancient world until the 13th century, when the Mongols sacked. Today archaeological work continues at Nisa. I completely...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I totally agree with CenturyTravel's review. You need a guide to appreciate what you are seeing, and there is a Russian archaeologist (who worked on the site) available. We came with our own guide. Do visit the National Museum to see what was uncovered here....More

1  Thank Jacqui L
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Mark A
31 December 2014|
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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 )))