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

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Address: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the...

The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the city.

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Nice place to visit.

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank AlexeyFilonenko
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 insight into his kitsch lifestyle ...Ming vases displayed in a room with heart shaped windows... More 

Thank dixie192
Hook, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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
Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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 around. Not a must see but a nice place to visit. A little way out... More 

Thank MartinBaxter58
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 stone with hundreds of mirrors in the stone tracery. The ruler invited European as well... More 

Thank Rod F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 made tea for us. We were really relaxing in the shade of the old trees.

Thank JensPerregaard
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Sitorai Mohi-Hosa Palace is an architectural mishmash of Uzbek and Imperial Russian design. One or the other style on it's own is nice, but together - not so much. There is a massive collection of giant urns, also a matter of personal taste. The garden is lovely and there are benches to sit on in the shade, while many peacocks... More 

Thank Well_Travelled_TO
New York City
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Come see this lovely chateau on the outskirts of town. This turn of the 20th century construction shows off Asian art/ceramics and western innovation of the time. This pales in comparison to European royal quarters, but is lovely to see nonetheless.

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Goa, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Sitorai Mohi-Hosa Palace.. ..translated as "stars meet the moon" located 4 kms from Bukhara and belonged to the last governing Emir of Bukhara..Said Alim Khan 1911-20. The architects built a magnificent palace that combined local and European traditions Admiring the last artifacts ...the palace now is a museum

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