Lyabi-Hauz Ensemble

One of the most popular tourist destinations is Lyabi-Hauz (literally translated as “reservoir’s shore”). This is the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara. It was dug around 1620 between the khanaka and the madrasah, built by order of the Khan’s Vizier Nadir Divan-begi. These new buildings, together with the Kukeldash madrasah, formed a perfect architectural ensemble with a pond in the center.

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Bolo Haouz Mosque

Registan is a very beautiful square in the center of Samarkand. So, Bukhara once had its own Registan too. The Bolo House mosque has remained from it today, built specifically for the prayers of the ruler. The building has an elegant and luxurious look, mesmerizing with its unique ornament. The name Bolo-Haouz is translated as “Children’s pond.” As you know, there have always been difficulties with waterin Central Asia, which…

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Ark Fortress

The most ancient architectural and archaeological monument of Bukhara is the Ark ancient fortress. It is located on a bulk hill about 20 meters high. Its area is 4.2 hectares. According to the plan, the Ark is a closed polygon. The Ark is surrounded by a fortress wallon all sides, the construction time of which dates back to the last two or three centuries. It was rebuilt and repaired many…

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Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum

Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (Source of Job) is a religious and architectural monument in Bukhara. It got its name in honor of the prophet Ayub (Job from the Bible). There is a legend that the prophet Ayub helped the locals escape from thirst by creating a well with cold water. People believe that this source carries a healing powerto this day.

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Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah

It is one of the many architectural masterpieces of the Asian Middle Ages. Madrassas played a significant role in the development of culture. The portal in the madrasah (Peshtak) impresses with its grandeur and beauty. A special feature of this madrassah is that its walls are covered with verses of famous poets. The complex ornament is also prominent here. There are images of the Chinese dragon and the bird of…

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Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi.

The memorial complex of KhojiBakhouddinNaqshbandi is an architectural heritage of Islamic culture. It is located 12 km off Bukhara. This place is visited by pilgrims from different countries for asking for the fulfillment of desires and aversion of sins.

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Sitorai Mohi Khosa

Sitorai Mohi Khosa Palace is located near Bukhara. It was once a country residence of the Bukhara emirs. It was erected by Muzaffarkhan in honor of his lost young wife Sitory-bonu. The palace boasts extraordinary beauty, a variety of colors, and unique patterns.

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SHAITAN ZHIGA – “HELMET OF THE DEVIL”

This is a name of mysterious plateau hidden from curious eyes in offspurs of Zerafshan range 30 km from Samarkand not far away from Urgut. Rocks here look like fantastic sculptural masterpieces – frozen demons, idols of the ancient gods, petrified prehistorical monsters. Among them you can find the figures of animals (a bear, a tiger, a huge a frog, a pangolin, a bird of prey) and cut off giant’s…

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SAMANID MAUSOLEUM

The SamanidMausoleum is one of the architectural heritage not only of Samarkand, but also of Central Asia. It was built by Ismail Samani, the founder of the Samanid state, in honor of his father Ahmad ibn Assad. Later, the mausoleum became the family tomb of the Samanids: Ismail himself was buried in it, and then the grandson of Ismail was buried here too, according to the inscriptions above the entrance….

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EL MEROSI THEATER OF HISTORICAL COSTUME

El Merosi Theater of Historical Costume was founded in April 2006. The main goal of the theater is to recreate and promote the cultural heritage of the peoples of the region through the prism of costumes.El Merosi Theater has taken a certain place in the cultural life of the country, as evidenced by numerous performances for foreign VIP guests and tourists, company staff and educational institutions. El Merosi Theater represented…

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