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Reviewed 1 week ago

impressive walled citadel, worth visiting with a guide telling you the story of the British envoys. Display are fine, but could be improved.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and see emir's palace and what remains of it. Please note that most part of the castle was destroyed during Czar Russian invasion, thus you won't be able to see some parts. Make sure to visit the Zindan (jail) somewhere behind...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re exploring buchara you’ll definitely pass by the ark! Very massive from the outside you can get a view inside as well if you want!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

When you enter this monument, the teaching starts. the entry leads to a prison cell and then a climb and then more and more....you need full day to spend in this place.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

It's one of the main tourist highlights so expect moderate crowd during peak period. It seems that most tourist come via tour bus and groups when we were there. There's entrance fee to visit and another fee to climb up the walls. Try visit the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bunegg
Reviewed March 20, 2019

The Ark is a city inside a city. It is the old royal residence. Surrounded by high thick walls. A variety of rooms / buildings and good views over the town. The throne room is interesting and you can sit on the throne. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

The outer walls of this citadel, but the area visitors can see inside is quite small. I enjoyed the throne room, and the Museum of money. The ceiling of the mosque was also quite impressive.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

The walls are the stuff of postcards. If you've read about the 'Great game' this citadel will evoke images of British explorers who met terrible ends. Heady stuff as you picture yourself walking, albeit safely, in their shoes. Only $1.80 to enter the mini museums...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

The exterior of this structure is its finest point, but the interior was a disappointment. There were no grand rooms to view, but rather a series of small museums. Some of the artifacts in these were interesting, but none of the rooms were lit and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

From the outside it really is the stuff of legend - massive imposing walls and turrets etc etc.... and this is the main attraction here I think - the powerfull structure it's self. Inside there is an eclectic mix of small museums and rooms used...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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