Bukhara City Tour: one-day trip and excursion

Bukhara City Tour

Visit some of the many medieval madrassas, mosques and mausoleums on this Bukhara City Tour. From the stout Ark Fortress to the graceful curves of the Lyabi-Hauz Ensemble, see the best of Bukhara in one day.

Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes etc.

1 Day | All year round | from US$ 45 / personDetails

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Tours, Attractions and Things To Do in Bukhara

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 Pictures

Ark citadel, Bukhara Ark citadel
Ismail Samany Mausoleum, Bukhara Ismail Samany Mausoleum
Nodir Devanbegi Khanaka, Bukhara Nodir Devanbegi Khanaka

More pictures of Bukhara
Night pictures of Bukhara
Winter pictures of Bukhara

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