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

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good place to buy well priced souvenirs

The palace and grounds can be seen in 30 minutes, perhaps twice that with a guide (which I didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nicholas k
Emir residence

The former summer residence of the former Emir of Bukhara (lot of formers in that sentence sorry... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
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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

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

Thank nicholas k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank TheBirdsWereHere
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The summer Palace, has been partly restored, and certainly worth a visit, Many part of the buildings are showing major signs of deterioration, and do need major work Worth a visit for sure

Thank 368stephenn
Reviewed 4 June 2018

It would be great if someone invested money in maintenance of this magnifficent site. It is truly beautiful. The interiors are fantastic. Lots of ornate stucco outside and great ornate ceilings and opulent mirrored interiors. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The former summer residence of the former Emir of Bukhara (lot of formers in that sentence sorry about that) we stopped in for a tour of the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace. You can see the lavish Asian and western touches everywhere and it is very cool...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This was clearly once a magnificent palace. We were impressed by the beautiful ballroom and the collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. There are a number of peacocks outside the palace.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Pros: -Decorated portal (entrance) -Exhibits - robes, vases -Elaborately decorated rooms -Manmade reservoir -Benches -Small cafe -Pheasants in cage Cons: -Rundown estate -Photo licence - 5,000SUM per person -Toilet - 1,000SUM per person

Thank jonotennis
Reviewed 19 February 2018

It is worth visiting although you can see better elsewhere. The style of the building is more European and there are some nice interior decorations.

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is one of rare places where you can see European architecture in Central Asia. While the interior is nothing compare to beautiful castles and palace in Europe, but it sure offers nice European flavor. A good change from all Uzbekistan style architectures.

Thank Geminican
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