Yamchun Fortress in Tajikistan's Wakhan Corridor.

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Yamchun Fort


This 12th-century fort is the most impressive of the Wakhan Valley's many tumbledown castle ruins, complete with multiple walls and round watchtowers. The site is reached via a 6km zigzag drive from the main road (towards Bibi Fatima Springs) and sits about 500m above the valley. The hillside west of the fort offers the best views of the fort in the foreground and the snowy panorama beyond.

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