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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 5 weeks ago
Gdansk, Poland
19th Century Prison

Take a look at what a 19th Century Central Asian prison looks like. Even the debtors section is... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of the reviews seem to confuse the Zindan with the Arc. The Arc is the main fortress - this, the Zindan, is a separate building - a mini fortress if you like - which was the prison. Although far smaller than the Arc fortress...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 10 October 2018

Take a look at what a 19th Century Central Asian prison looks like. Even the debtors section is deplorable. Serious crimes got the criminal some pretty rough conditions. Probably he didn't survive very long.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This place left me wondering why I have just lost two minutes of my life on it. Basically, it consists of three small rooms with badly made mannequins and some randomally placed knives. The fourth one is the kitchen of the museum keeper. There's absolutely...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

While this prison in Ark citadel Is of very important historical reasons due to incarceration and execution of very important British diplomats in the 19th century, it is just a curiosity and only worth visiting if you are an enthusiast of that period history or...More

Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The prison of the Ark Fortress in Bukhara called the Zindan was a place we visited briefly in late July of last year. It doesn’t look like a place I would want to spend any time in. Stoddart and Conolly whom we have only heard...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This unique collection of tombs for Timurlane's relatives is spectacular, but the stairway up to the tombs is very steep, so come prepared. It also gets very crowded with both tourists and locals making a pilgrimage to the site.Best to do this in early morning...More

Thank YpsilantiFoodie
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place where 2 Englishmen who tried to trick the Uzbeks into aligning themselves with the British empire against the Russians got themselves into trouble with the local chief, who ended up beheading them in public. Unfortunately, the chief aligned the kingdom with...More

Thank wvzjxq
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Most of the walls were destroyed in various conflicts centuries ago and they are now being rebuilt. Well worth a visit

Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A little off the beaten track but near the ark and not hard to find, the locals are very helpful. Staring into the pit where stoddart and connolly spent so much time was chilling and photographs and models in the other cells paint a vivid...More

Thank stevieblooz
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