You are invited to a former capital of the Crimean Khanate to present you a corner of Asia in the heart of Europe!
Welcome to Bakhchisaray (Crimea) ("Palace Garden" in Crimean Tatar) that will tell you a philosophical legend of its origin. Once Khan’s son was watching a snake fight in the wood. When one of the snakes exhausted and stopped resisting its opponent started fighting with other one (other enemy).
During a bloody fight the serpent that was considered to be defeated came to life and disappeared in bushes. Khan realized that while you were alive nothing could be lost; you could lose a fight but win a war.
An old Khan ordered to build a palace at the place of internecine fight of two snakes. Moreover, Khan said to carve two shakes intertwined in a fight on the palace coat of arms. As a result of it people saw Bakhchisaray .
Walking around the city you will see the main historical sight – Hansaray, a palace of the Crimean khans. Here you will see a famous Fountain of tears that is a symbol of human grief embodied in a stone (creator of the palace built it in a memory of the early died wife). His image is immortalized in a romantic poem "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray written by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Moreover, Bakhchisaray will offer you 14 cave towns and monasteries.
You will meet the Dormition Monastery (VIII - IX cc.) carved into the rock;Chufut-Kale fortress, Bakla cave town (an ancient center of winemaking) and the largest in Europe the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Feel the breathe of Asia, plunge into old times and give yourself a meeting with the holy places. Bakhchisaray, its true southern hospitality and temperament, is waiting for you with open arms…
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Coordinates of points : X=44.684, Y=34.189