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Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa)

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Mixture of east and west

The summer palace of the last emir was built shortly before he fled the incoming Bolsheviks. He... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Pleasant change of pace a few km north of Bukhara.

Our group came here after visiting the Bahoutdin Architectural Complex. This summer residence of... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the city.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better to get a guide, although there are some signs in English. Pesky hawkers throughout, best to put in earbuds and pretend you cant hear. The haram house is dusappointing, but the guest house is cool!

Thank Rheanne_77
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

An amazing Palace! Very different to all the other sites in Bukhara - A Russian - styled Palace, with beautiful glass decorations. Simply stunning. The court yard area is a little drab but the inside is very special. Also the small vendors have a good...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The summer palace of the last emir was built shortly before he fled the incoming Bolsheviks. He wanted something akin to a miniature , mixing Russian and Oriental themes. The surviving buildings are not very impressive, with the exception of the interior of the reception...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 5 October 2018

There was a movie set going on the day of our visit so we got some interesting character photos. Otherwise it was a fabulous place to visit and get the history from our guide. There were lots of pheasants around. The art work here for...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Our group came here after visiting the Bahoutdin Architectural Complex. This summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara was built in 1914 with a colorful pavilion in its open courtyard. Inside, we admired the White Reception Hall with 'drip' niches and Chinese pottery, followed...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I didn't expect much of this place, but eventually was pleasantly surprised. It is a fun place if you don't take it too seriously and see it as a quest of finding Western and Uzbek details everywhere. From Art-Nuveau to Persian ornaments, in the end...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very beatiful summer residence of the last Emires, interesting the clothes museum showing the Indian and Chinese taste of precious fabrics

Thank X9126NAmichelec
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The palace and grounds can be seen in 30 minutes, perhaps twice that with a guide (which I didn't take this time). Some signage for each building and exhibits inside buildings have trilingual labels including English. I found souvenir prices MUCH lower than in central...More

1  Thank nicholas k
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Again, the Versailles it ain't. But for a backwater emirate in its waning days, it's not bad at all. The emir tried to hold off reform efforts living in luxury, if not good taste, as the world around him changed. He slaughtered the first Bolshevik...More

2  Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Hire a guide, hire a guide, hire a guide! It's a stunning place and we learned so much! Our hotel organized a taxi for us that waited for about an hour while we enjoyed this amazing house museum. Don't miss this!

1  Thank TheBirdsWereHere
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