Bukhara is one of the ancient cities & holiest city in Central Asia and a prominent stop on the Silk Road. With a population of 247,644, it is the nationâ€™s fifth largest city located west of Samarkand on the Silk Road. For a long time, this city has long served as the center of trade, culture, scholarship and religion. It is rich in its historical sites, which comprises 140 architectural monuments.
Bukhara is a holy city with many mosques, madrasahs and shrines. It is also a historical center which has preserved them for centuries. UNESCO has also listed Bukhara as a World Heritage Site.
You can plan out your vacation to Bukhara easily by browsing through our informative guide on BukharaÂ tourist attractions, food, hotels, transportation etc. We have listed them along with photos, videos to let you understand Bukhara.
Bukhara Tourist Attractions Photos
Great Minaret of the Kalon
“It was the tallest building in Central Asia”
The ancient architecture is an incredible piece of work which has withstood time for almost nine centuries. However, the 105 inner stairs has been closed off to tourists.
Poi Kalyan Mosque
“Main ensemble in Bukhara centre”
Itâ€™s a very important religious complex built between located around the Kalan minaret. The mosque has a beautiful courtyard with gorgeous arches and column.
Mir-i Arab Madrasah
This sites features two beautiful domes which was constructed in the 16th century. It is considered to be important monuments of Bukhara and acting religious institutions.
It is a historical mosque and inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1712 and was under the Bolshevik Russian rule in the 1920s.
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum
It is considered beingÂ one of the highlyÂ architectural works of Central Asia. It was built as a resting place for Amir of the Samanid dynasty, along with the remains of his father and his nephew.
It is an ancient architecture that surrounds one of the few remaining ponds that have survived in Bukhara. The magnificent architecture built during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The historic gatehouse has four minarets which was built in the XVII century by Khalif Niyazkul. The domes of this monument have a unique decor.
There are only four trading domes which exist in Bukhara namely the Toki-Sarrofon Trading Dome, Telpak Furushon Trading Dome, Tim Abdullakhan Trading Dome and Toki-Zargaron Trading Dome.
It is a massive fortress locatedÂ in the city of Bukhara and was initillay a citadel structure until it fell into the hand of the Russians. Today, it is an important monument and a popular touristâ€™s attraction.
Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa)
The palace used to be a summer resting place for the Khans of Bukhara when the city was under the Russian protectorate. It features a subtle Oriental and Russian decoration and style.
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
This is an excellent facade is architecturally exquisite with great tiling and is in the standard Bukhara blue. It hosts several entertainments in the night.
The Madrasah has a fascinating facade which is a little gem in Bukhara. It is a great place with amazing architecture and history, and they adorn its wallsÂ with great tiles.
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Bakhauddin was the first born then Nakhshbandi came into the picture. The tomb is a 2m block focusing speciallyÂ on the large mazaar known as the Stone of desire.
Monument to Hodja Nasreddin
The bronze monument is located in the center city next to Lyabu Hauz complex. The statue is a national hero of a nationalÂ legend of Central Asia and Eastern countries.
This is a medieval Madrasah in the city center and near Chorsu metro station and Chorsu Bazaar.Â The Dynasty rulers with yellow brick built it and has a traditional courtyard.
Chasma Ayub Mausoleum
It is a historical landmark in Bukhara and a religious building which comprise the holy spring of Ayub. They built itÂ in the 12th century on the order of Karakhanid rulers, but was over rebuilt in the 14th to the 19th centuries.
Maghak-i ‘Attari Mosque
The historical mosque is a part of the Lyab-i-Hauz and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque is bounded by Po-i-Kalyan, Toqi telpak Furushon and Lyab-i-Hauz.
Fayzulla Khujayev House
The mansion as owned by a very rich man named Fayzulla Khujayev. In the 20th century, he was the richest man in Bukhara who helped the Soviets toppled the Emirs.
It is a group of buildings lining the crossroad of the two medieval streets and the Shah Rud canal. It was built by the influential Jubari family between the years 1562 -79.
Hotels & Restaurants
Hotel Malika Bukhara – (5 Star)
Boutique Hotel Minzifa – (4 star)
Asia Bukhara Hotel – (3 Star)
Hotel Omar Khayyam Bukhara – (3 Star)
Kavsar Boutique Hotel (3 Star)
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