Samonids Recreation Park

Samonids Recreation Park, Bukhara: Address, Samonids Recreation Park Reviews: 4/5

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captainnedludd
Norwich, UK76 contributions
Enjoyable visit
Aug 2019
The Samonid mausoleum is a wonderful sight - one of very few buildings remaining from the early period in Bukhara, with brickwork that's as decorative as a cable knit pullover! But the recreation park is also fascinating, with everything from the Big Wheel and carousels to shooting ranges and dodgems. I found local people and the showmen very friendly. If you see an old guy nearby selling secondhand books and postcards, say hello, and ask him to sing 'Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan' for you - he's a charmer, and he has a really good voice.
Written 15 October 2019
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Andrew M
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Great park to the west of the city
Jul 2019
The Samanid park is the largest "green" area in Bukhara. It is located west of the old city, and can easily be reached from three directions; (1) by walking south on Afrosiab Street and entering through the east gate (2) taking transportation to Sulaymon Murodov Street where the northern entrance is located (3) accessing the park through the south entrances from the Mirdustim Street area. It is a great place to relax and has lots of activities for children. The historical Talipach gates are found in the northern section of the park. You can walk along the wall until the park entrance is seen. A short walk to the left of the end of the wall is the zoo.

If you continue walking in an easterly direction, the Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum and Memorial complex of Imom Al Bukhari can be visited. The Samanid Mausoleum is a short walk south of the complex, and you will pass quite a few f&b offerings on the way. From the Samanid mausoleum you can see the Ferris wheel, and if you follow the path west, a large lake with watersports activities will be seen. This area also had many f&b options, which were mostly catered to children. If you walk in an easterly direction along the Shakhrud Canal which runs through Bukhara, you will see the eastern entrance to the park where the Memory Square was located.

The monuments have been removed from this section and transferred to Central Park, which is south east of the old city on Ibrokhim Muminov Street. There are two attractive madrassas which face each other just south of the eastern park entrance. These are the Kosh madrassas and area great photo op. We had visited the more modern central park earlier in the day, but preferred the Samanid Park which had more tree cover and waterways.
Written 11 October 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,079 contributions
Green space
Oct 2018 • Couples
This stretch of green space is a good place to relax and recover. Besides park grounds it has a section for amusement rides and, of course, there are plenty of vendors.
Written 1 April 2019
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