Bukhara is the place where you can come in contact with the history of Uzbekistan and become completely engrossed in great antiquity for a short period of time. Basically, the experience showed that one day is not enough for most of the tourists to see all the beauty of the region because there are many famous attractions worthwhile to see in Bukhara.
It is important to highlight the most remarkable places of the city for visitors, however native people can argue regarding this:
The Ark of Bukhara: massive fortress – citadel, where the rulers of the city resided. Most of the items, stored in the Ark, are associated with the last ruler Alim Khan. You can visit the rooms where the governor stepped his foot, touch his garment, and sit down on a majestic throne;
Architectural Complex “Po-i-Kalan”: Residents of Bukhara consider it as the center of the old city. There you can find Mir-i Arab Madrassah, Kalân Mosque, and the minaret of the same name;
Architectural Complex “Lab-i Hauz”: Lab-i-Hauz is an architectural complex as well as Po-i-Kalan. The area of Lab-i-Hauz is surrounded by two madrassah: Kukeldash and Divan-Begi, Khanaka Divan-Begi, and residential areas. There is a small pond in the central part of the square.
City Synagogue: The synagogue is located deep inside the residential areas since the diaspora of Bukharan Jews are living in Bukhara. The building of synagogue is unremarkable by its external view. However, there are two prayer halls and colorful small courtyard inside the temple.
Bazaar “Toki Sarrofon”: the market has been operating from XVI century. Money exchange and book trade had taken place at Toki Sarrofon, while nowadays visitors can purchase souvenirs related to the history of Bukhara.
Bukhara attractions are not limited with the constructions listed above since there are a lot of buildings which deserve to have an additional attention. However, in the framework of this feature it is difficult to mention every single graceful structures the region has for now.
When you look at an ancient city of Varakhsha, you automatically start to think about the lives of pre-Islamic period. After all, murals of Varakhsha acquaint us with the former reality. Here we can see the paintings that depict people, animals, and world. These murals were made approximately in VII-VIII century A.D.
Mausoleum of Sayfitdin Boharzi
During XIII-XIV centuries the Mausoleum of Sayfitdin Boharzi was erected over the burial of Bukhara Sheikh Sayfitdin Boharzi.
Mosque Baland and Hodja Zayniddin
Mosque Baland and Hodja Zayniddin – are distinctive representatives of the innovation in the architecture of Bukhara at the end of Navoi era and the beginning of the existence of the Uzbek Khanate.
he Eco-center "Djeyran" is located 40 km to the south of Bukhara. The total area of this reserve is 51,450 km2. It is a unique natural territory in the heart of the Kyzyl-Kum desert. It is a breeding center for rare animals
Mausoleum of Bahauddin Naqshbandi
Near to Bukhara, in 12 km, is located Bahauddin Naqshbandi memorial complex. Earlier there was the Kasri Arifon settlement which is known for its pagan customs and holidays.
Kosh madrassah Ensemble
Kosh madrassah Ensemble was built in the second half of XVI century. This massive construction can be seen from far away. The ensemble represents a new stage in the development of Central Asian architecture. It is still fascinating people with its harmony.
Indoor bazaars and bathhouses
There are domed constructions built at the crossroads of major highways in Bukhara. Nowadays, people assumed names based on sequenced numbers: the first, second and third dome. The third dome is called Toki Zargaron – the dome of jewelers. It consisted of 36 jewelry shops and stores.
Necropolis Chor Bakr
The necropolis Chor-Bakr is in the settlement Sumitan of the Bukhara area. It was formed on the basis of burials khoja Abu-Bakra Sajad and imams Abu-Bakra Ahmed, their activity refer up the time of Islam formation in Bukhara.
Near Samanid Mausoleum, about ruins of an ancient city wall is located Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum.
Bolo Hauz Mosque
In Bukhara next to the fortress there is a central square Registan. In old times there were mosques, palaces, trading tents, offices other buildings. Today from this ensemble of constructions remained only the complex Bolo Hauz.