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Quite a lot to see in this one!

In case you're getting Ark-ed out by now, this one is worth a visit as there's more to see and more... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Ann M
London, United Kingdom
This the same as Arc Citadel

I was impressed by the big walls that sorround the citadel. There are some interesting places to... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Gdansk, Poland
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Mirzo Khait St, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+998 65 224 41 10
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This was a great place to visiti as there were some great displays inside the fortress. You needed a fair time here as there is lots to look at.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Ark Citadel, the ancient fortress and seat of government for the Emirate of Bukharafor over one thousand years, and now a collection of museums and mosques.

Thank TatianaStPete
Reviewed 25 September 2018

In case you're getting Ark-ed out by now, this one is worth a visit as there's more to see and more stories to hear than in some of the other Uzbekistan Ark's!

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I was impressed by the big walls that sorround the citadel. There are some interesting places to see inside [that are another points of interest] but the walls I liked the best.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The very old Ark citadel pre dates the majority of the rest of Bukhara landmarks and in some ways it reminds me to Agra Fort but in Sandy colours and by far much more quieter and relaxed so much nicer to visit even if not...More

Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The Ark has a lot to offer, many architecturally and historically interesting details, some small museums, you can even dress up as a Ruler if you’re into that kind of touristic stuff. It’s very pleasant and from the many terraces you get a nice view...More

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A vast remnant of an important historic site. My wife enjoyed a brief camel ride in the coutyard. One a can sit in a reporduction of the imporial throne.

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Ancient citadel where the great game was played out. Two British officers were imprisioned here for several years and were eventually executed. The ark was damaged by earthquakes and the walls are still not destroyed.

1  Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 22 May 2018

this visit to the Ark Fortress is a highlight of the Uzbekistan trip, both for the amazing sights, and also the very friendly uzbek people who are also wishing and genuinely want to have their photos taken with us and other westerners

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The imposing Ark Fortress in Bukhara is something you will see when you are in the city, it’s hard to miss. Interesting history with the fortress and it is an impressive structure but inside not much going on really so unless you are a big...More

Thank JGDynamo
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