Simferopol Off The Beaten Path

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    Bakhchisaray Khans palace Fountain of Tears

    by Jasen71 Written Jan 20, 2008

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    Fountain of Tears whose sad story so moved the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin when he visited it the fountain that he wrote a whole poem to it "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray".

    The Khan was said to have fallen in love with this slave Polish girl in his harem. Despite his unmoved cruelty, because she rather die than to become his lover. The Khan was grievous and wept when she died of starvation, astonishing all those who knew him. They commissioned a marble fountain to be made, so that the rock would weep for him.

    For directions please see my other tip on the palace..

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    Bakhchisaray Khans palace

    by Jasen71 Written Jan 20, 2008

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    The Khan's Palace is located in the town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine. It was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans. The walled enclosure contains a mosque, a harem, a cemetery, living quarters and gardens.

    Travel to the palace is about 3km from the centre of Bakhchisaray and Bus station. Armed with a map it shouldn't be much of a bother to find.

    The taxi fare from Simeropol to Khans Palace is 100 Hrg ( 10 GBP, 20 USD).

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    Take a look at the nature...

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Take a look at the nature while visiting Crimea. It surely looks picturesque: add together cliffs, rocky mountains, exotic plants and the sea - that's Crimea.

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