Tashkurgan Fort

Fort in Karakoram Highway

The 1400-year-old stone (tash) fortifications (kurgan) of this fort give the town of Tashkurgan on the Karakorum Hwy its name. The ruins were one of the filming locations for the movie The Kite Runner. The boggy valley below is dotted with Tajik yurts in summer (as well as a network of walkways for tourists) and offers some spectacular views.

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