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Impressive walls

Impressive walls but not much else. Walking up the entrance to the main gate is very impressive but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Impressive walls

The walls are particularly impressive as well as the central entrance. But the interior is not... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Σοφια Κ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive walls but not much else. Walking up the entrance to the main gate is very impressive but once on actually enters there is not much to see. The emir's audience room is interesting but not impressive. Other rooms house routine museum exhibits, heavy on...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always wanted to see there walls and they were just as I had imagined them, fabulous structures. They have had a lot of repairs done to them over the years.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions of this Citadel is of a forbidding citadel. One can imagine the awe it struck on visitors . Moving through the massive timber doors and ascending the steep path one is filled with awe to this day. The inside is made up of...More

Thank Egpos
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The walls are very impressive. It is nice to walk around it but the inside was very disappointing. You do not have access to the whole site. You only get to see small exhibitions with no sight of the walls.

Thank Hoile92
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The walls are particularly impressive as well as the central entrance. But the interior is not something special.

Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I was impressed by the big walls that sorround the citadel. There are some interesting places to see inside [that are another points of interest] but the walls I liked the best.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The mud-brick walls of the Ark Fortress are almost in every postcard in Bukhara:it's to the city as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tower Bridge in London or the Duomo in Milan. It's an architectural icon and, to tell the truth, a slightly overrated tourist...More

1  Thank Adele M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Despite the impressive wall, visiting inside is not worth when compared to the other places in the town, some courtyard without view of the town and too much renovation.

1  Thank X9126NAmichelec
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very old and large citadel with a very distinctive shape. Unfortunately due to some massive destruction by the Russians only a part of the citadel can be visited. But the part you can visit is absolutely worthy

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Stunning view from the watchtower - overlook. Some of the better souvenir kiosks located here - I saw metal plate carving demonstration

1  Thank Colleen587
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