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Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa Palace (late 19th c. - early 20th cc.)

Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa Palace was a country residence of Bukhara amirs. It had been under construction for two decades at the end of the 19th - early 20th centuries. Construction works at the old palace started at amir Abdullahad-khan (died in 1910). He sent Bukhara masters to Petersburg and Yalta to study Russian architecture. Using Russian experience, local architects with usto Khodja Hafiz at the head built a rich building that had combined local Bukhara and European traditions. Its throne hall for royal receptions made a core of the palace.

The palace complex of Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa was finished at amir Alim-khan. It included a grand entrance arch, courtyard with galleries, main building of European style before the basin and house for amir's harem in the garden. Carving on stucco with mirror background in "White Hall" that was done by Bukhara masters headed by usto Shirin Muradov and paintings in the reception room done under usto Hasan-Djan's direction are recognized true masterpieces. After revolution of 1920, Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa was used for sessions of supreme state body of Bukhara National Republic (1920-1924) - all-Bukhara Kurultai.

Mausoleum of Saifetdin Boharziy (late 13th-14th cc.)

Sheikh Saifeddin Boharzi (died in 1261) was a pupil of outstanding Khorezm Sufi Nadjm ad-Din Qubro (died in 1220). He chose Bukhara for preaching where founded famous "qubraviyyah" khanaka. Sheikh Boharzi converted Golden Horde's khan Berke into Islam. In the middle of the 13th century he headed Bukhara madrassah, established by Ma'sud-beg, Mongolian minister and Muslim. Sheikh was buried in Fatkhabad.The mausoleum above his tomb arose at the end of the 13th century. Dome building of khanaka with portal was buiit in the 14th century. Khanaka had been operating till the end of 18th century.

Mausoleum of Buyan Kuli khan (late 14th c., 15th or 16th c.)

Chagataid khan Buyan-Kuli (died in 1358), the grandson of famous Duva-khan (died in 1307) was a pupil Seif ad-Din Boharzi. The western part of Chagataid ulus with Bukhara was taken by amir Kazagan in 1346. He formally enthroned Buyan-kuli-khan and ruled on his behalf. When the son of Kazagan, amir Abd-allah took power, he executed Bayan-kuli-khan. One of reasons was that Abd-allah wanted to marry Buyan-kuli-khan's wife. Buyan-kuli-khan was buried near the tomb of his teacher Sheikh Boharzi. The small mausoleum was decorated with carved glazed terracotta of blue, dark blue and white colors.

Hanaka Faizabad (1598-99)

Fayzabad khanaka was a big Sufi shrine. It was constructed in 1598-1599 to northeast of medieval Bukhara. Khanaka has a big dome hall for collective meditations and hudjras for dwelling. Khanaka is located far from narrow city streets. The arch-dome gallery borders the central hall at three sides. The facade has three-stepped structure-from arched portal to two-storied niches, and from them to arches of the gallery. The dome lays on pendentives and is decorated with silhouette pattern.

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