Bukhara

Sitirai Mokhi-Khosa


Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa Palace was a country residence of Bukhara amirs. It has been under construction for two decades since the end of the 19th. Amir Abdullahad-khan started construction of the old palace. He sent Bukhara masters to Petersburg and Yalta to study Russian architecture. Using Russian experience, local architects headed by usto Khodja Hafiz built a splendid building that combined local Bukhara and European traditions. Its throne hall for royal receptions was the pearl of the palace. The new palace complex of Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa was finished in the time of amir Alim-khan. It had a grand entrance arch,yard with galleries, main building in European style and house for amir`s harem in the garden.