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Shocked it was fun!

This was actually interesting and fun and I didn't think it would be! Our guide took us here and... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
TheBirdsWereHere
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New York City, New York
Very colourful

The displays are very well set up with English text, photos and historical context explained. You... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
broomhall55
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Adelaide, Australia
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Centralnaya St. 2 | Complex Lyabi Khauz, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bukhara has a long been known for its mastery of the art of making puppets and much should be expected from a visit to its Puppet Theatre. Unfortunately, it is neither astonishing nor as delightful as it could be expected to be. Kids may like...More

Thank Fred K
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This was actually interesting and fun and I didn't think it would be! Our guide took us here and we'd never have gone in had she not taken us (Bashorat was great). Loved it and the guy who owns it was charming and informative!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The displays are very well set up with English text, photos and historical context explained. You can see lots of puppets at different stages of being created. The proprietor gave a wonderful impromptu performance with a female puppet dancing in the traditional style. With only...More

Thank broomhall55
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This small puppet "theatre" is charming. Have the people inside explain about the history of puppet making and get a demonstration of the skill. Many very enticing puppets are for sale but be prepared for some sticker shock over the prices, but they are well...More

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Reviewed 5 January 2018

On a corner just off the main square, is this delightful artroom. Crafts people are making traditional puppets and describing how its done at each stage in their production - fascinating and funny. Great for kids and adults. The process is described in several languages....More

Thank Paula110
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is on the corner of the main square [Lybi Hauz]. Friendly people making very traditional puppets inside. They offer sales and also puppet demonstrations. Relaxed and colourful.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

For some reason this Museum/Workshop is not featured in many guide books. While you will see lots of puppets on sale in the stalls around Bukhara (and Kiva), there's not much about how they are used. However, this workshop starts to explain not just how...More

Thank styvechale
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