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This the same as Arc Citadel

I was impressed by the big walls that sorround the citadel. There are some interesting places to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gdansk, Poland
Very picturesque citadel

The very old Ark citadel pre dates the majority of the rest of Bukhara landmarks and in some ways... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Mirzo Khait St, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+998 65 224 41 10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The very old Ark citadel pre dates the majority of the rest of Bukhara landmarks and in some ways it reminds me to Agra Fort but in Sandy colours and by far much more quieter and relaxed so much nicer to visit even if not...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Ark has a lot to offer, many architecturally and historically interesting details, some small museums, you can even dress up as a Ruler if you’re into that kind of touristic stuff. It’s very pleasant and from the many terraces you get a nice view...More

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A vast remnant of an important historic site. My wife enjoyed a brief camel ride in the coutyard. One a can sit in a reporduction of the imporial throne.

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ancient citadel where the great game was played out. Two British officers were imprisioned here for several years and were eventually executed. The ark was damaged by earthquakes and the walls are still not destroyed.

1  Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 22 May 2018

this visit to the Ark Fortress is a highlight of the Uzbekistan trip, both for the amazing sights, and also the very friendly uzbek people who are also wishing and genuinely want to have their photos taken with us and other westerners

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The imposing Ark Fortress in Bukhara is something you will see when you are in the city, it’s hard to miss. Interesting history with the fortress and it is an impressive structure but inside not much going on really so unless you are a big...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Not worth entrance fee. When they finish renovations it will be better. Lots of empty white courtyards & locked museum rooms.

1  Thank oldbackpacker
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This place is impressive with massive walls and a nice mosque inside up the ramp. A good photo op is from the right side looking toward the minaret.

Thank jwhitehouse
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a great place to get a good panoramic view of Bukhara. They also have special exhibitions to learn about history of Uzbekistan, its culture, etc. This is a must-see.

1  Thank Geminican
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