Bakhchisaray - is a Tour City: almost everyone who comes to the Crimea, finds it necessary to visit the former capital of the Crimean Khanate, about which everyone heard so much more from school, to visit the Khan-barn-Khan's palace, the one where the "Lord of the two continents and the sovereign of the two seas", sent in another vicious raid his army and behind the highwalls of which passions seethed: where "breathing with jealousy", proud Zarema suffered, and "in captivity quietly fading", young Maria anguished, where, never silent , "water murmurs in the marble dripping with chill tears".
Bakhchisaray (Bakche-sharaj) - in translation - means "Palace in the Garden" - the former residence of the Crimean khans Gireiev, who ruled the whole khanate in the period of its existence, for more than 350 years, from 1420 to 1783. After the joining of Crimea to Russia it became an unimportant town of Simferopol district, now the center of a large agricultural area with a population of 28,6 thousand people. There are some relatively large companies in it.
In the recent decades Bakhchisaray has grown considerably, having escaped from the narrow valley of the narrow mountain stream Churuk-soo (rotten water), and stretched out on the plains and spacious streets of the new neighborhood. Attenion tourists, guests of the city attracts this old part of Bakhchisaray, which still has the flavor of the medieval town with its narrow winding streets, with houses with balconies, slender minarets and poplars. Here is the Khan's palace, the main attraction of the city. DIRECTIONS to BAKHCHISARAY. Tours to Bakhchisaray are one of the most popular, so trips to Bakhchisaray with a visit of Khan's palace are included in the routes of all the city offices for trips and travel in Crimea.
If you decide to visit the former capital of Crimean khans yourself, then from Simferopol (distance is 38 km, journey time is 50 min.) you can go by train, going to Sevastopol (go regularly), or by a scheduled bus Simferopol-Sevastopol (departures are from the bus station) . The train goes from Sevastopol (45km) through Bakhchisaray; journey time is 1h. 25 min. And you can travel by a scheduled bus, through Simferopol.
It is possible to get to Bakhchisaray from Yalta (through IE - Petri-78 km) and other cities through Simferopol, but it is better to take a bus excursion.
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