House of the East

The House of the East, like no other structure, absorbed all the Islamic and Oriental diversity, from Alhambra in Spain to Isfahan in Iran and the Taj Mahal in India. Everything is imprinted here in ornaments, lines, columns and arches.

Here you can see quite different architectural types in a single building. The facade part is a majestic palace completed with stylized loopholes in the form of delicate ridges. And the minarets rising up resemble a sacred Islamic mosque. The grandiose gold dome towering above the central part of the building has a character of Persian and Indian chapels-mausoleums.

On the right, breaking the central avenue of the park, there is a large fountain with elephants facing the four corners of the world and holding a bowl with running water and a traditional Indian turret.

Behind the main structure, there is a modest small Indian ratkha. A small temple traditionally dedicated to some deity or character of the ancient Indian epos, is here for technical and life needs - for the extraction and purification of artesian water. Therefore in the House of the East there is a big marble bowl where the cold springlet flows.