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Ranked #10 of 55 things to do in Bukhara
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Owner description: The summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara, located just outside the city.
Reviewed 13 April 2014

it was built in 19th and restored very well and you can feel the age of this beautiful complex...I recommend to take panorama pictures

Thank kamran1975
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

From Bakhauddin Nakshband Complex we hired an independent taxi in $ 10/- (27,000/- Soum) and reached Emir's Palace in 15-20 minutes. The sight was in the outskirts of Bukhara and a silent 'Picnic Spot' with very few tourists around. We paid 14,000/- Soum for two to enter and were encircled by many Shop-Girls trying to sell their individual products, mostly of Chinese Brands. Peacocks, right at the main gate equally triumphed our entry into the sight. Astride a wide walking track in the premises, we strolled through a Bird's Sanctuary, Mosque, Museum, Emir's Residence and fine quality Souvenir Shops. In the middle, two young boys convinced the visitors to buy their Hand-Made Paintings and the Artificial Jewelry. At the end of the track were a water-pond and ruins of an old building. A large portrait of 'Emir of Bukhara', placed in-front of the 'Photo-Shop' was impressive and eye-catching. A lot of dry-shrub however, surrounded most of the buildings, giving an impression of inadequate state of routine maintenance. Peaceful and relaxing environments to pass time in leisure. Main bus stand was a few hundred yards away but a mini-bus, standing right at the main gate drove both of us to city center for 1000/- Soums. In the afternoon, we relished sumptuous lunch at Chinor Restaurant, near Lyab-i-Hauz for 29,000/- Soums. MUST SEE in Bukhara.

4  Thank kb123742
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Better know as the Emir's Summer Palace, this collection of buildings, built around 1900, brings together both Russian and Asian architecture and style. The Palace was built by the Russians for the last Emir, Alim Khan to entice him from the Ark fortress to this place out of the way on the edge of the town. With it's mix of traditions, this palace offers an insight into the lifestyle of an Emir trying to bridge two cultures and two very different worlds. On show as you wander through the Palace corridor's, are Persian and Turkomen prayer carpets leading to a games room a banquet hall and tea room as well as the Emirs bedroom with bed on display; making up the current day Museum of Applied Arts. Further on into the complex stands the Museum of National Costume, displaying, guess what? yes you have guessed, an array of National costumes. Further on is the Harem quarters, pool with viewing platform; which today houses a Museum of Needlework, showing examples of suzaine needlework from around the region. South of the pool area was the Emir's zoo, but today only the peacocks remain, thankfully. The gardens throughout the whole complex are beautiful with a massive array of red rose bushes looking very much like the old English rose, the very beautiful, Ena Harkness. Worth a visit if on an organised tour but not sure if I would recommend to the independent travellers among you.

Thank deborahk3
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

It's interesting to visit it for understanding better the life of the Emir. It was the summer residence palace. When it's hot it's really better to go early in the morning or late in the evening for apperciating more the gardens.

Thank albrizio
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

well preserved environment from around year 1900. beautiful textiles on exhibition. peacocks strolling around. peaceful and calm.

Thank andy h
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