Bukhara (Uzbekistan): what to see

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What to see in Bukhara, where it is located, historical references, attractions, monuments and itinerary with a list of the main places of interest in this city which constitutes a stop along the silk road.


Tourist information

Bukhara is located in Uzbekistan, inside an oasis in the Kyzylkum desert, on the lower course of the Zeravsan about 250 km downstream of Samarkand.

A very ancient city located along the Silk Road, Bukhara for many centuries has been a religious, cultural and scientific center of primary importance in Central Asia.


Its urban fabric, which has remained practically intact, represents an interesting example of a Central Asian medieval city.

Thanks to its favorable geographical position, Bukhara's economy has always been thriving, despite the invasions it has suffered over the centuries from Genghis Khan to the Russian army.

What see

His architectural masterpieces are the famous Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, a small building to admire for its simplicity, the famous Kalon Minaret, built in 1127, 47 meters high, at the sight of which Genghis Khan was also very impressed and ordered not to destroy it, the Magoki-Attari Mosque, with the minaret above it, is of great visual impact, the Ark, ruins of the oldest building in the city, corresponding to the royal city inhabited from the fifth century until 1920 when it was bombed by the Red Army, the Madrassah of Ulughbek (1447), the Lyabi Hauz Complex, built around a large swimming pool and Char Minar, a building consisting of four minarets.

The historic center of Bukhara has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Bukhara | Why Travel Uzbekistan's Silk Road? (April 2021)


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