Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), Bukhara

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  • A few kilometres north of Buhara is the Summer Palace of Emir. A few words about the UAE: The last Buhara of Emir Alim Khan in the young Age (1893 – 1896) of the Russian czar, III. Based on a program approved by Sándor, he studied in Saint Petersburg. In December 1910, 30 years old, he conqued the throne of Emir in Bukhara. 1915 at the end of the annex II. He received the rank of Lieutenant Miklós. He had palaces in the Crimea, Kislovodsk, Zheleznovodsk, and the houses of Saint Petersburg. During the Soviet domination in 1920, Alim H was thrown off the throne as a result of the "revolution" in Bukhara. 1920. From September to 1921 February, he was in East Bukhara, trying to regain his throne. After the defeat of the Red Army, he fled to the former Emir of Afghanistan. He arrived in Kabul in May 1921, where he lived for 23 years and died in 1944. The legend of the building of the Summer Palace is as follows: Emir tried to find the coolest place for the summer season, so it was cut off 4 sheep and hung up the 4 gates of the city towards the 4 skies. Where the meat has deteriorated at the latest, it is the coolest, and the palace has been designed, and it is just north of Buhara. The palace itself is called the Sitorai-Mohi-Khosa ("The Special Star of the Moon"). Some of the palace's buildings existed earlier, even under the Emiras of Nasrullah and Muzaffar. However, the large-scale construction works in the Summer Palace were only begun under the reign of Abdullahad Emir. The palace's architecture used European traditions, to which the group of Buhara Architects was sent to study Russian architecture in Saint Petersburg and Jaltán. In the 1890 years, the local architects built the Old Palace, which combines Central Asian and European styles. In the palace, the main role was played by the throne Room, where during the vaults the court elite stood during the receptions. Beneath Alim Hán Emir, a new palace complex was built, Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa. This includes a front-facing arch, a mezzanine courtyard, an Eastern European architecture building with an outdoor conservatory in front of the swimming pool, and an isolated two-storey Emir back in the garden. In the main building of the palace were the reception rooms and the residence of emir. It might be a little strange that the 2 lion statue of the exit is a few, but the masters who never saw them, they were carved from the pictures and the Sayers, they did. The "White Hall" was renamed the Hall of walls and ceilings, decorated with a snow-white plaster engraved. Especially spectacular in the wall, mirror panels decorated with carved lace plaster sections. This is the first example of a combination of plaster sections (ganch) and mirrors in Central Asian architecture. (This master will prepare 30 years later in the Taskent Opera House and Ballet Theatre "Bukhara"). The white Hall carpet, even the original carpet. In the reception hall, the furniture and decorative beds of the era were housed. The fridge in the middle of the room is interesting, in which the huge ice-pieces slowly melt and cooled the delicacies of the predecessor, especially ice-cream. (confectionery culture at that time was not here). It is interesting even on the wall of Emir portrait, which was used to decorate the cotton wool.
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  • Messy condition. Overdue maintenance and they stop dressing in the spaces so you can see it but it is not special. The gardens are not serviced. There are peacocks around, that's nice. Toilets awful: low walls and no toilet paper and glasses. Not worth it.
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  • This palace is an intriguing mixture of styles and decoration - Central Asian meets Eastern European. Not only is the palace highly decorated, but contains a considerable quantity artifacts and furnit...  more »
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