The Khan's Palace (Bakhchisaray, Ukraine) Reviews
Description:Sightseeing Type: Castles / Palaces / ""Bakhchisaray is a small town in central Crimea. The palace is now a museum and ... more
Newest Review: ... were deported to Siberia and Uzbekistan. In 1967 the Communist Party renounced this declaration and said that there was no evidence to suggest that collaboration had occurred. Since they did not say they could return, it was really an empty gesture. It was not until the end of the 1980s with the advent of perestroika that any concrete assistance was offered to Tatars wishing to return the ... more
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The Khan's Palace at Bakhchysaray in the Crimean region of Ukraine is the focal point for a whole nation that most people know little about. It is the symbol of the Tatar Khanate established in the thirteenth century although the palace complex as it stands today is a collection of buildings that has been added to over the centuries coming to an end in1783 when Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, annexed the region from the Ottoman Empire. Today the Palace is a fascinating museum and working mosque that is open to the public. SOME HISTORY The Tatars are a confederation of originally nomadic peoples who lived in Mongolia. In 1206 Chingis Khan ... Read the complete review
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