Chor-Bakr Necropolis

The peoples of Bukhara have a belief that if you make a pilgrimage to the four Mazars in one day, where the saints with the name Bakr are buried, then any desire will come true. For this reason, the Chor-Bakr necropolis, whose name means “four Bakr”, has received such widespread importance in the Islamic world.

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Kalyan Mosque

Friday mosque Kalyan is one of the oldest mosques located in Bukhara. It was the center of public and religious life of the Bukhara people. But this was not always the case. The mosquenear the citadel, built shortly after the establishment of Islam, was unlucky. It was repeatedly transferred from one place to another, and the roof collapsed several times in it, taking the lives of worshipers. And only after…

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Chor-Minor Mosque

This unusual and magnificent structure is located in the north-east of Bukhara. The name Chor-Minor Madrasah is translated as “four minarets”, which, in turn, symbolize the four cardinal points. The purpose of the construction of this mosque was to attract travelers, so that they would stay here while traveling along the Great Silk Road. There is also a belief that KhalifaNiyazkul-bek, the initiator of the construction, wanted to recreate something…

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Magoki-Attori Mosque

The Magoki-Attori Mosque (9th century) is one of the first mosques in Bukhara that dates back to the pre-Islamic era. The history of the Magoki-Attari mosque dates back to the distant Sogdian antiquity, when the Mokh market, named after the Moon, was located on this site. People traded idols, medicines and spices here. The building has an amazing variety of architectural styles dating back to different historical eras.

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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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