Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
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Buna37
Vienna, Austria129 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We tried to enter the Nadir Dewon-Begi Madrasa in Bukhara but were stopped on two occasions by a man who told us there was a concert with dinner for tourists. The man representing this commercial company was extremely rude to other guests and us. He was pulling people away from the gate, preventing people from entering because there was this paid concert and food. It was really an unpleasant sight, especially seeing that some people from Uzbekistan came from far away. When I asked about a specific schedule for when these concerts would take place, he did not bother to answer. When I told this man that his actions were incorrect and he could not prevent us from entering no matter what, he said that I could complain to the President of the country. I thought that was a wise suggestion and I wrote to the President. In my opinion, such a unique place as Madrasa Nadir Dewon-Begi should not be used for dancing, drinking and partying. Tourists do not come to eat or party at Versailles in France, the Roman Coliseum in Italy, or the Taj Mahal in India. Between the 9th and 16th centuries, Bukhara was the largest centre for Muslim theology, particularly Sufism. Such inappropriate use of the madrassa will ruin it.


Written October 26, 2022
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Flying D
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
I am very upset how this kind of magnificent historical building is being treated. Dinner and dances inside the medrese.. food is the lowest quality, the most mediocre. Dances were fine, but one more time considering the place where it's all happening. So called "fashion" show, models don't know how to walk
Written May 7, 2024
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kb123742
Lahore, Pakistan505 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Nadir Devon Begi Madrasah was adjacent to Lyab-i-Hauz and steps away from our hotel in Bukhara. Its history, design and arcade were not indifferent from many other Madrasahs in Uzbekistan except that it has been a 'Famous Showcase' for holding traditional "Folklore & Costume Dances" inside a big compound. Souvenir shops within the premises and a small restaurant in one of the corners. Prerequisite to the play was an Advance-Bookings to the full capacity, usually patronized and pre-planned by the 'Tour Agencies' for their groups. On the first day of arrival therefore, we couldn't get the tickets. The booking was of two types, Soum 15,000/- ($ 6/-) per person for the show only and Soum 56,000/- ($ 21) per person for the show with dinner. I reserved a table in the morning of next-day for both of us in 30,000/- Soum (for show only) but no 'Ticket' was issued, rather our names were listed in a book. The show was held at 6 PM for an hour and we were served with complementary tea (Choiye). The traditional show by the participating girls in Uzbek-dresses was excellent and memorable but then I could do either of the two, "enjoy the show or take snaps". The option was obvious.."Enjoy". After the show we went around all the shops where prices of souvenirs were rocketed high due to huge influx of the foreign tourists.
Written November 25, 2013
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1lifetotravel
Mumbai, India299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
If you visit this madrasah during the day then there is not really much to see except the souvenir shops. A better way to experience the place and Uzbekistan is to attend a cultural show in the evenings. Nadir Divan Begi madrasah comes to life then.

A cultural dance show along with a fashion show exhibiting traditional Uzbek prints in modern day dresses is shown in one or two time slots. The entire program lasts approx one hour, is highly entertaining and is accompanied by dinner (food is good! alcohol is charged extra). If you are vegetarian, let the organizers know in advance and they ensure the food is served accordingly.

At the end of the dinner, one can purchase the clothes that were modeled but no one does really as prices are unjustifiably expensive. Instead walk around the shops in the madrasah to purchase souvenirs as some shops are reasonably priced (after some bargaining of course).

TIP: Walk-ins are not encouraged as the show usually runs a packed house so book well in advance!
Written August 25, 2013
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SEs
London, UK25,917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
This is also can be included in a days walking tourist tour.Recently renovated, one is left as a madarasa rest converted to shops.You must go for the evening culturel show with a cat walk and dinner from 1800 hrs 1900 hrs.Worth it.
Written September 20, 2014
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan586 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
Like so many other , NADIR DIVAN BEGI madrassa is also newly renovated (especially the Bukhara tiles), 17th century structure with grand entrance , open broken courtyard and dozens of small rooms in dilapidated state. initially made as carvansarai, it was turned into a madrassa when during the opening ceremony the ruling amir inadvertently proclaimed it a madrassa. the poor divan (vazir) had to convert it as per the ruler word. the structure is in a beautiful tourist centered area, surrounded by the famous hauz, hotels, shops and restaurants of Bukhara.
Written May 18, 2013
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Tarek Elabbasy
Cairo, Egypt176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Both me and my wife enjoined the dinner with about one hour show of traditional dance and music. The food was quite good. The service was fast although the restaurant was almost full.
Written August 5, 2017
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oropolitics
Siliguri, India68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
We were taken there (as were a whole lot of other tourists - it seems this place is compulsory!) by our tour organisers. In the big madrasah courtyard there was a display of various regional dance forms and music. This was accompanied by dinner with free booze. I am no judge of dancing, and the Uzbek semi-sweet red was passable. The food seemed to consist of an assortment of fruits and salads as starters together with the local bread, followed by dumplings with pumpkin filling (ugh! - tasteless!). The main course, the plov, never appeared due to some unexplained hitch. I am giving an average rating since I did not get to taste the plov (= pilaff), which happens to be the National Dish of Uzbekistan.
Written October 19, 2014
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zaniko
Rafina, Greece573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
Located at the north of Lab-i Hauz (around the pond) ensemble, it is has the most imposing facade in Buchara. All covered with excuisite majolicas, no glue or nails, the entrance gate is 80x60m, huge, imposing! And on the top, one can see two marvelous phoenix birds with long tails, facing each other, over the curve of the gate! No words to describe the feeling!..
Written August 23, 2013
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Beautiful Madrassa beside the Lyabi Hauz in the historic centre of Bukhara set by a leafy, shaded park.
We didn't go in, bar to take a small look at the interior courtyard. The exterior is stunning though with the intricate blue tiles and the striking birds depicted on the facade.
Written May 2, 2023
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