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This is the place where 2 Englishmen who tried to trick the Uzbeks into aligning themselves with... read more

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Rebuilt city walls

Most of the walls were destroyed in various conflicts centuries ago and they are now being rebuilt... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where 2 Englishmen who tried to trick the Uzbeks into aligning themselves with the British empire against the Russians got themselves into trouble with the local chief, who ended up beheading them in public. Unfortunately, the chief aligned the kingdom with...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Most of the walls were destroyed in various conflicts centuries ago and they are now being rebuilt. Well worth a visit

Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A little off the beaten track but near the ark and not hard to find, the locals are very helpful. Staring into the pit where stoddart and connolly spent so much time was chilling and photographs and models in the other cells paint a vivid...More

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A couple cells, and the bug pit. not really much to see. Wortyh a pass, despite being on the main tour paths.

Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Zindan of Bukhara is famous for 2 things the incarceration af Stoddard and Conelly and the Bug pit where the were kept before being executed there apart from the story of these 2 rather hapless english men there is a small exhibition of shakles...More

Thank fieldarcher
Reviewed 31 October 2016

There are only a couple of rooms to view, but interesting because of the 'bug pit' where the British army officer Charles Stoddart was imprisoned before his eventual execution. It is situated round the back of the citadel.

Thank KMLondon22
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Although very impressive from the outside the inside is definitely worth visiting if only to see the infamous "Bug Pit" dungeon where the two British "Great Game" spies (Captain Connolly and Colonel Stoddart) were held for 3 years by Nasrullah the brutal Emir of Bokhara....More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 22 October 2016

As most Bukharan museums, not much written explanation was given. It would have been interesting to hear e.g. what where the reasons inmates were jailed for, how long they stayd, etc. Howevever the cost wasn'bad either

Thank Andy_Fasthill
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The exterior of Zindan is impressive. With the exception of the Zindan prison, there is not much to see inside. The prison is infamous for its "bug pit" where two British spies were brutally imprisoned as part of the 19th century struggle for power in...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If pressed for time I wouldnt bother going inside as it is more spectactular from the outside, there is only around 3-4 rooms open and they are not that great. The jail cells are the royal camber are the highlights. We went with a guide...More

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