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Just worth the visit as part of Ark citadel

While this prison in Ark citadel Is of very important historical reasons due to incarceration and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Just a starter before visiting the Registan

Nothing unmissable, but suggest to visit it. Points of interest: the ancient prison just crossed... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Davide T
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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 Ricardo B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Nothing unmissable, but suggest to visit it. Points of interest: the ancient prison just crossed the entrance and the pool used as prison cell, the impressive boundary wall.

1  Thank Davide T
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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A couple cells, and the bug pit. not really much to see. Wortyh a pass, despite being on the main tour paths.

Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Zindan of Bukhara is famous for 2 things the incarceration af Stoddard and Conelly and the Bug pit where the were kept before being executed there apart from the story of these 2 rather hapless english men there is a small exhibition of shakles...More

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