Tajikistan/Gorno-Badakhshan: Yamchun Fortress

Yamchun Fortress was a spectacular ancient citadel built here as far back as the 4th century and further expanded in the 12th century. While in the state of ruins, there are still many of the original 36 round towers remaining. You feel like Indiana Jones exploring all this and the views across the Wakhan Valley are just beyond amazing with the snowy peaks of Hindukush