Brief information about Bukhara:
Bukhara is the pearl of the East, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Uzbekistan. This city contains many secrets and legends. And no wonder, because he is already over 2,500 (!) years old.
The history of Bukhara is very interesting and fascinating. According to one of the legends, this city appeared thanks to Prince Siyavush, who built the fortress of Ark. Later this fortress played the role of the city center, in which the rulers lived with their numerous retinues. The city, Shahristan, was located outside the Ark fortress. Bukhara also served as a huge trading point through which the Great Silk Road ran.
The city of Bukhara simply captivates visitors with its eastern beauty. It consists of two parts: the old and the new city. Once in the old part, you will certainly appreciate the majesty of its buildings and the originality of ancient architecture. From a distance can be seen blue domes, and mosques and minarets majestically rise above the whole city. Many monuments, thanks to the efforts of the people living here, still retain their original appearance. Walking along the streets of the old city, you can see a lot of old houses, from which the history and secrets are blowing. It seems that if you lean against their walls, you can hear voices from the past that will tell a lot of interesting things.
The main sights of Bukhara:
Bukhara is the concentration of unique sights. The ancient monuments and structures located here are known throughout the world. Many of them are under the auspices of UNESCO. Under the sky of Bukhara there is the fortress of Ark, the ensemble of Poi-Kalyan, the architectural complex Lyabi-Khauz, the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, the palace of Sitorai Mohi-Khosa, the complex Bahauddin Naqshbandiy. And these are only some examples of ancient architecture, which testify to the high level of architectural skill of our ancestors.
LYABI-KHAUZ COMPLEX. "Lyabi-Khauz" in translation means "embankment of a pond". The ensemble consists of three buildings located around the reservoir. The most majestic of them is the Kukeldash madrasah, towering on the north side. Two other religious buildings are located in the east and west of the house: Khanaka (Nodir-Divan-Begi Khanaka) and Madrasah Nadir-Divan-Begi.
The pond is a rectangle measuring 46x36m. Along the edges are stone steps of yellow limestone. The complex is not only a part of the cultural heritage of the state, but also an outstanding architectural monument of the 16th-17th centuries.
ARK. Ark is a citadel, built near the Registan Square. It has the form of a rectangle and since the time of construction it is one of the main symbols of Bukhara. The fortress has survived to this day almost in its original form and allows you to literally touch history.
MAUSOLEUM OF THE SAMANIDES. During the reign of the Samanid dynasty, culture and economy flourished in the state. Many historical monuments were built during their reign, but most of them were destroyed, until now only the mausoleum of the Samanids has reached. The mausoleum was built by the founder of the Samanid state, Ismail Samani. The construction was erected for his father - Ahmad ibn Saad. After the death of Ismail Samani, he was buried in the same mausoleum, and his grandson also buried there. As a result, the mausoleum became the burial vault of the Samanid dynasty.
MAUSOLEUM OF THE AYUB. Architectural heritage of Bukhara,
Chashma Ayub monument is a
quadrangular structure, which consists of 4 small rooms. According to
historical data, all 4 rooms were built at different times. The
first room was built during the reign of Arslankhan,
at the same time the construction of the minaret began.
MAGOKI-ATTARI MOSQUE. The Magoki-Attari mosque belongs to the type of quarterly mosques built in Bukhara in the 12th-14th centuries. The mosque has the second name "Moss". Initially, on the site where the mosque stands now, there was a pagan cult building - the Temple of the Moon. "Moss" in Persian means "moon". The mosque was first built here in the 10th century.
SUMMER RESIDENCE OF SITORAI MOHI-KHOSA., There if is a magnificent summer residence of the Bukhara Khan - Sitorai Mohi-Khosa, - in 4 km from the wonderful city of Bukhara. This is a truly picturesque place, which is worth a visit. The residence was built in the late 19th century. The whole complex is made with notes of European style. This is expressed in the decorations of the facade, the decoration of rooms. The presence of many mirrors in the rooms is striking. On the territory of the palace there is a small pond where ducks are swimming today, and proud peacocks and turkeys are walking around аlong the avenues of the garden in the yard.
COMPLEX OF POI-KALYAN. The central architectural ensemble of Bukhara, founded in the XII century. On any souvenir products you will always find images of the famous minaret and the surrounding structures. The Poi-Kalyan complex includes the Kalyan Minaret, the Kalyan Mosque and Miri Arab Madrassah. The creation of this ensemble was accompanied by a lot of inexplicable events and legends that will help you to feel the atmosphere of this ancient city more strongly.
THE MAUSOLEUM OF BAHAUDDIN NAQSHBAND. In the suburbs of Bukhara there is a cult ensemble, combining structures for praying and burial of the urban nobility. The complex was based on the burial place of the great religious figure Bahauddin Naqshband, the founder of the largest Sufi order of Naqshbandi. Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit this place, paying tribute to the work of the famous Sufi and asking for his blessings.
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