10 Sights in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

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1. Boloi Hovuz

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Boloi Hovuz Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

Bolo Haouz Mosque is a historical mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Built in 1712, on the opposite side of the citadel of Ark in Registan district, it is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list along with the other parts of the historic city. It served as a Friday mosque during the time when the emir of Bukhara was being subjugated under the Bolshevik Russian rule in the 1920s. Thin columns made of painted wood were added to the frontal part of the iwan (entrance) in 1917, additionally supporting the bulged roof of summer prayer room. The columns are decorated with colored muqarnas.

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2. Chor Minor maqbarasi

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Chor Minor, alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul, is a historic gatehouse for a now-destroyed madrasa in the historic city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It is located in a lane northeast of the Lyab-i Hauz complex. It is protected as a cultural heritage monument, and also it is a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Bukhara. In Persian, the name of the monument means "four minarets", referring to the building's four towers.

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3. Magʻoki Attori masjidi

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Maghoki Attori Mosque is a historical mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It forms a part of the historical religious complex of Lyab-i Hauz. The mosque is located in the historical center of Bukhara, about 300 meters southwest of Po-i-Kalyan, 100 meters southwest of the Toqi Telpak Furushon trading dome and 100 meters east of Lab-i Hauz. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Bukhara. Today, the mosque is used as a carpet museum.

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4. Chashmai Ayyub maqbarasi

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Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum is located near the Samani Mausoleum, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Its name means Job's well, due to the legend in which Job (Ayub) visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff. The water of this well is still pure and is considered healing. The current building was constructed during the reign of Timur and features a Khwarazm-style conical dome uncommon in Bukhara.

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5. Nodir Devonbegi madrasasi

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Nodir Diwan Begi is an Islamic school in Bukhara, part of the Lyabi House complex in the 16th-17th century. It was built from 1622 to 1623 as a caravan shed by Vizirem Imamkuli-Khan of Uzbek politician Nadir Diwan-Beji Imamkuli-Khan, but was later converted into an Islamic school. In 1993, the Islamic School was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other monuments in Bukhara's historic center.

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6. Ismoil Samoniylar maqbarasi

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The Samanid Mausoleum is a mausoleum located in the northwestern part of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, just outside its historic center. It was built in the 10th century CE as the resting place of the powerful and influential Islamic Samanid dynasty that ruled the Samanid Empire from approximately 900 to 1000. It contained three burials, one of whom is known to have been that of Nasr II.

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7. Магоки курпа Мечеть

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The Magok-i-Kurpa Mosque is a historical mosque in the Uzbek city of Bukhara. It was built in 1637. The mosque is located in the historical center of Bukhara, about 250 meters southwest of Po-i-Kalyan and 10 meters west of Toqi-Telpak-Furushon trading dome. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Bukhara.

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8. Toqi telpakfurushon

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Toki Telpakfurushon is a traditional indoor bazaar in the historic center of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was built in the 16th century, or rather 1570-1571, during the official rule of Iskander Khan of the Shebanid dynasty in Uzbekistan. At that time, the actual ruler of Bukhara Khanate was his son Abdullah Khan II.

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9. Masjidi baland jom`e masjidi

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Baland Mosque, which means the "upper mosque", is a historical mosque in the ancient city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with the whole of the historic old town, this small mosque was built at the beginning of the 16th century in the southern part of the city.

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10. Govkushon majmuasi

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The Khoja-Gaukushan Ensemble is one of the largest architectural complexes in the center of Bukhara. Along with a number of other buildings in central Bukhara, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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