This palace was built less than 100 years ago, but, despite this, it is here that you can see how representatives of the ruling dynasties arranged their life and interior.
The start of construction coincided with the reign of Emir Said Alikhman. Even the place for construction was not chosen here by chance. Due to the special microclimate, it is always cool here compared to the hot streets of the city.
The harem was built first. The layout and decoration here were in the style of local traditions. The walls are painted with glue paint and decorated with ganch carvings, which are very common in Uzbekistan. This is a work of jewelry that only skilled craftsmen can perform.
The one-story building of the palace in the shape of the letter "L" consists of an entrance surrounded by artisan workshops, an outer courtyard for men and an inner courtyard for women. The aivan is adjacent to the palace - a beautiful vaulted structure. In the middle there is a courtyard with a fountain, and outside the walls are decorated with ganch molding. The roof edges are decorated with decorative vases.
The technique of decorating the palace, borrowed from the Europeans, made it look like a suburban European palace with its special layout, garden, gazebos and pavilions.
Ganch carving was also used to decorate the throne room, but on a mirrored background. It was invented and first applied here by the remarkable and talented architect usto Shirin Muradov, whose monument was erected in the same palace. And to decorate the reception room, the craftsmen used traditional ganch painting. The paintings on the walls and ceiling have been chosen so that the eyes do not get tired even if you look at it for a long time.
The summer room with multicolored windows - the teahouse - stands out especially. The banquet hall with its sliding walls, which change depending on the season, tiles on Dutch stoves and a domed ceiling, draws the attention of tourists. It houses a huge collection of Chinese and Japanese vases. Historians claim that a cup was brought from China to the emir, which changed its color when the food or drink contained poison.
Venetian glass mirrors are of particular interest. The reflection in them was repeated more than forty times. They say that the concubine was brought to them and the mirror reflected the number of her rivals with whom she would have to fight.
In the depths of the garden is the pavilion of the sister of Nicholas II, Princess Olga. It is not a very attractive building from the outside. But the interior decoration is very rich. The murals on the walls are decorated with gold leaf.