Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace was a country residence of Bukhara emirs. It had been under construction for two decades beginning from the end of 19th century. Construction works at the old palace started at emir Abdullakhadkhan. He sent Bukharian masters to Petersburg and Yalta for study of Russian architecture there. Using Russian experience, local architects at the head of the master Khodja Hafiz built great building that combined local Bukharian and European traditions. Its throne hall for royal receptions made a core of the palace. During the meetings, court elite stayed here under the arches of the throne hall.
A new palace complex Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa was fully constructed at emir Alimkhan. It included a grand entrance arch decorated with mosaic, courtyard with galleries, the main building in European style with greenhouse before the pool and the house of emir’s harem situated deep in the garden. There are two marble lions sitting at the entrance of the main building made by local masters of Nurata.