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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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Clash of Cultures

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
Elizabeth K
Hook, United Kingdom
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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

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New York City
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Goa, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Some lovely interiors to show off the luxurious lives of the emir. It is a short tax ride out of town and combines well with the Naqsband Mausoleum and Chor Bakr

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Of the numerous country palaces of Bukhara rulers there survived the best of them: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of the last Bukhara emirs. The palace is located at a distance of 4 kilometres north from Bukhara, by the road that runs to Gijduvan.

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