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Bukhara, Uzbekistan


Scheduled Central Asia Tour 2014

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara - The Holy City

Bukhara is one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan, situated on a sacred hill, the place where sacrifices were made by fire-worshippers in springtime. This city was mentioned in a holy book "Avesto". Bukhara city is supposed to be founded in the 13th cent. B.C. during the reign of Siyavushids who came to power 980 years before Alexander the Great. The name of Bukhara originates from the word "vihara" which means "monastery" in Sanskrit. The city was once a large commercial center on the Great Silk Road.

Bukhara lies west of Samarkand and was once a center of learning renowned throughout the Islamic world. It is the hometown of the great Sheikh Bakhouddin Nakshbandi. He was a central figure in the development of the mystical Sufi approach to philosophy, religion and Islam. In Bukhara there are more than 350 mosques and 100 religious colleges. Its fortunes waxed and waned through succeeding empires until it became one of the great Central Asian Khanates in the 17th century.

Bukhara with more than 140 architectural monuments is a "town museum" dating back to the Middle Ages. 2,300 years later, ensembles like Poi-Kalyan, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Ark, Lyabi-Khauz are attracting a lot of attention. The city consists of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments belong to the different epochs, but locate very close to each other.

Bukhara Video

Bukhara Pictures

Emir Summer Palace
Emir's Summer Palace


Ismail Samani Mausoleum

Nodir Devanbegi
Nadir Divan-begi Khanaka

More pictures of Bukhara
Night pictures of Bukhara

Sights of Interest in Bukhara

Abdullazizkhan Madrasah
Ark Citadel
Bolo-Khauz Complex
Bukhara Railway Station
Bukhara Restaurants and Cafes
Bukhara State Museum
Bukhara Sights
Chor-Bakr
Chor-Minor Madrasah
Jami Mosque
Ensemble of Khoja-Gaukushon
Fayzabad Khanqah
Fayzulla Khodjaev Museum
History
Jeyran Ecocenter
Kalyan Minaret
Kalyan Mosque
Khanqah of Khoja Zaynuddin

Kosh-Madrasah

Kukeldash Madrasah
Lyabi-Hauz Ensemble
Magoki-Attori Mosque
Map of Bukhara
Mausoleum of Sayf ad-Din Boharzi
Medieval Baths of Bukhara
Memorial complex of Naqshbandi
Miri-Arab Madrasah
Museum of Ceramics
Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah
Pictures
Poi-Kalyan Ensemble
Registan Square
Samanids Mausoleum
Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace
The Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum
Trading domes of Bukhara
Ulugbek Madrasah
Weather

Bukhara Links

Bukhara Hotels - Review and reserve hotels in Bukhara
Malika Bukhara - Hotel of Malika Hotels Group 
Lyabi-Khauz Hotel - Hotel in the historical center of Bukhara. Review info and book online

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