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

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Rundown estate

Pros: -Decorated portal (entrance) -Exhibits - robes, vases -Elaborately decorated rooms -Manmade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jonotennis
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The Emir summer palace

It is worth visiting although you can see better elsewhere. The style of the building is more... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
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The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the city.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“stained glass” (2 reviews)
“white hall” (2 reviews)
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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"textile museum"
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"nice place to visit"
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"viewing platform"
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"beautiful complex"
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"worth a visit"
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"peacocks"
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"harem"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed February 19, 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.

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Reviewed December 20, 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.

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

The palace main building consists of several reception halls and emir’s private rooms. Special attention was given to the White Hall.

Thank Nirav D
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

It’s got some qualities to it that makes it worth a visit. The best story is about the the king climbing the tower to toss an apple to the harem swimming in the pool below. Whoever catches the apple gets to spend the night with...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Located 10 minutes drive from the city centre. Awesome interior and exterior!! Too bad there were some renovation works in progress. There's a small coffee shop too.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Very interesting place to visit with lots of history. A guide is a good idea as they will make sure you get the most out of the area

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Totally different to much of what Bukhara has to offer. Old summer palace of the emirs, sympathetically restored for the most part, with sumptuous interiors complete with furniture. Don't miss the white harem building and next door folly, two wooden towers linked by a bridge....More

Thank AHZambia
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We visited this palace as it was part of our list. When you start, you feel there is not much to see as you go thru unkempt gardens and buildings with paint peeling / some disrepair. It’s when you come to the palace itself that...More

Thank 2012sunilmumbai
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Well worth a visit if you are a little jaded with Minarets Madrassas and Mosques. This former summer palace consists of numerous buildings in a European style with fancy interiors. My favourite is the Harem and pool complete with a separate viewing platform for the...More

Thank tim1154
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