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

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Faded, Fascinating Glory

The Khan's former summer palace is a little dusty and looks a bit down at heel but great fun and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CENNewJersey
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New Jersey
Emir's beautiful summer palace

Outside of Bukhara is the lovely white summer place built by the Russians in 1914-1918 called moon... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lawm
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Calgary, Canada
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The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the city.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Khan's former summer palace is a little dusty and looks a bit down at heel but great fun and interesting to see. I wouldn't be surprised if its in line for restoration work at some point, but you can really see how grand it...More

Thank CENNewJersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside of Bukhara is the lovely white summer place built by the Russians in 1914-1918 called moon and stars in Persian. Lovely rooms, especially the white hall and smaller rooms filled with art and artifacts. Three sides of the tea room are covered in windows...More

Thank lawm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see how the emir lived. Lot of soviet influence here but also wonderful mosaic and tiling. The rooms are fascinating with their bright paintwork and exhibitions of costumes and cloth and furniture. Lovely gardens with peacocks and a pond where the harem used...More

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lots of attractions, very ancient, interesting location. You may buy some souvenirs there for fair prices.

Thank AlexeyFilonenko
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Certainly not like anything you will see in St Petersburg apart perhaps from the white facade of the three buildings and to a small extent the white drawing room. This Palace is the Summer Palace of the last Emir Alim Khan. and gives a good...More

Thank dixie192
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This Summer Palace was a Russian gift to the Emir of Bukhara and reflects the Tsarist taste, which included Art Noveau influences. There is an exceptionally good textile museum in the grounds and peacocks wander around the site.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The emir's fascination with Russian architecture is very apparent in the palace and grounds. Both inside and out, you get the feeling that you're somewhere in St. Petersburg .

Thank William T
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Relatively modern palace built by the Emir's of Bukhara, although as noted by others also has a strangely Imperial Russian feel to it. Interiors are stunning, much like a museum, impressive collection of vases many of which are of Chinese origin. Pleasant gardens to wonder...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Visited May 2015. This is quite an extraordinary insight into the rulers of Bukhara. This was built as a Summer palace. Only 3 buildings survive of the original 30, due to the ravages of the Bolshevik soldiers billeted here. The reception hall is pure white...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went here on a very hot afternoon and had a great guided tour. To see this place and the combination or architecture is definitely worth a trip. And naturally the harem story is colorful. We brought some 7 spices tea and a local lady...More

Thank JensPerregaard
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