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Ark Fortress

Mirzo Khait St, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+998 65 224 41 10
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Very picturesque citadel

The very old Ark citadel pre dates the majority of the rest of Bukhara landmarks and in some ways... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ricardo B
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London, United Kingdom
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Unique example of court living

The Ark has a lot to offer, many architecturally and historically interesting details, some small... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
sosthen
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Mirzo Khait St, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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+998 65 224 41 10
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"massive walls"
in 2 reviews
"registan square"
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"panoramic view of the city"
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"slave market"
in 2 reviews
"small mosque"
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"on display"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
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"worth seeing"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"great game"
in 2 reviews
"fortress"
in 33 reviews
"guide"
in 19 reviews
"ramp"
in 5 reviews
"court"
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"stables"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The very old Ark citadel pre dates the majority of the rest of Bukhara landmarks and in some ways it reminds me to Agra Fort but in Sandy colours and by far much more quieter and relaxed so much nicer to visit even if not...More

Thank Ricardo B
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Ark has a lot to offer, many architecturally and historically interesting details, some small museums, you can even dress up as a Ruler if you’re into that kind of touristic stuff. It’s very pleasant and from the many terraces you get a nice view...More

Thank sosthen
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A vast remnant of an important historic site. My wife enjoyed a brief camel ride in the coutyard. One a can sit in a reporduction of the imporial throne.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ancient citadel where the great game was played out. Two British officers were imprisioned here for several years and were eventually executed. The ark was damaged by earthquakes and the walls are still not destroyed.

1  Thank Clarky57
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

this visit to the Ark Fortress is a highlight of the Uzbekistan trip, both for the amazing sights, and also the very friendly uzbek people who are also wishing and genuinely want to have their photos taken with us and other westerners

Thank Lewis H
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The imposing Ark Fortress in Bukhara is something you will see when you are in the city, it’s hard to miss. Interesting history with the fortress and it is an impressive structure but inside not much going on really so unless you are a big...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Not worth entrance fee. When they finish renovations it will be better. Lots of empty white courtyards & locked museum rooms.

1  Thank oldbackpacker
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This place is impressive with massive walls and a nice mosque inside up the ramp. A good photo op is from the right side looking toward the minaret.

Thank jwhitehouse
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a great place to get a good panoramic view of Bukhara. They also have special exhibitions to learn about history of Uzbekistan, its culture, etc. This is a must-see.

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

In addition to being a military structure, the Ark encompassed what was essentially a town that, during much of the fortress history, was inhabited by the various royal courts that held sway over the region surrounding Bukhara. The Ark was used as a fortress until...More

1  Thank Nirav D
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