Bukhara is a city in Uzbekistan known for its rich history and culture, and there are many reasons why a person may choose to travel there as a tourist. Some reasons include, the architecture: Bukhara is known for its well-preserved Islamic architecture, bazaars, unique and vibrant culture, with traditional music and dance performances, and a rich tradition of textiles and handicrafts, food: Bukhara is known for its traditional Uzbek cuisine, such as plov (rice pilaf) and shurpa (meat soup) which can be found in many local restaurants and cafes.

The age of Bukhara exceeds 2500 years. Various legends and legends are associated with the emergence of the city, which you will learn about during a tour. Here are the most beautiful and colorful places, the atmosphere of past times and modern life. The cultural layer on the territory of the city is more than 20 m: at such a depth, archaeologists found the remains of residential and public buildings, dishes and coins, tools and jewelry that date back to the IV century BC.

The Great Silk Road ran through Bukhara. There were more than 60 caravanserais, where merchants from India, China, Iran and other countries were housed. In ancient times, Bukhara and its districts were surrounded by a large defensive wall.

There are UNESCO World Heritage sites and interesting museum expositions in Bukhara

  • The refined mausoleum of the Samanids is the family tomb of the rulers of Central Asia (9th-10th centuries). You will learn why this mausoleum is compared to pagan temples and ancient observatories.
  • Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum and Water Museum. This mausoleum of strict architectural form with a healing spring of St. Job is a place of pilgrimage for representatives of different religions. You will feel its energy, and in the museum located here you will learn about the water supply of the Bukhara oasis.
  • The ensemble of Kosh-Madrasah, consisting of two paired educational institutions — the madrasah of the outstanding astronomer Ulugbek and the madrasah of ruler Abdulaziz Khan. Let’s look at them and discuss why medieval Bukhara was attractive for getting a Muslim education.
  • The “forty Columns” Bolo-House Mosque, where the last emirs of Bukhara performed prayer until 1920. Let’s talk about the features of its architecture.
    The observation deck of Bukhara Tower (Shukhov water tower of 1927) will give you a panorama of the historical center.
  • Ark Fortress is the majestic and mysterious residence of the emirs of Bukhara. I will reveal why its layout resembles the constellation Ursa Major, whether there is a secret passage under the citadel and what happened to the treasury of the last emir after the revolution of 1920.
  • The main ensemble of the Poi Kalon center with the Miri Arab Madrasah, the highest minaret and the largest mosque in the city. Against the background of these monuments, my stories will help you understand the power of the medieval capital.
  • The Lyabi-House ensemble, which includes cult objects and the famous reservoir associated with the name of the national hero Khoja Nasreddin, about which Bukharans are ready to talk for hours. You will hear about this extraordinary man and about the favorite place of the townspeople.
  • Trade domes of the XVI century of the Great Silk Road
  • Winter Palace of the Emir of Bukhara (Ark)
  • Ulugbek Madrassah of the XIV century
  • Magoki Attor Mosque of the XI century and other places

In addition, there is a Chor-Minor madrasah (four minarets) and a “mosque in the pit” Magoki-Attari, and along the winding streets of Bukhara mahali we will reach the synagogue of the 16th century.

Bukhara is a city of creative and hospitable people. This is a topic without which it is impossible to understand the character of Bukhara. A kaleidoscope of bright fabrics, painted dishes, gold embroidery and jewelry will whirl you around in medieval trade domes and the Sayfeddin caravanserai. A special impression of travelers on my walks is the opportunity to see the real life of Bukharans, and not a prepared program for tourists. For example, you can look into the workshops and watch the work of the golden seamstress, communicate with the artist, visit the family living in a historic house.

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