Bukhara, a city in south-central Uzbekistan, is one of the oldest in the world, an amazing museum city, where a large number of cultural and architectural monuments of different eras are concentrated – in total there are more than 140 structures and buildings of the Middle Ages only. The historical centre of Bukhara is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Bukhara is often called “Noble Bukhara” or “Holy Bukhara” because of its religious importance in the Muslim world. Important historic figures such as Imam Bukhari, the collector of Hadiths; and Bahauddin Naqshband, founder of the Naqshbandi order of Sufis, are connected with the city. It remains a place of pilgrimage for pious Central Asian Muslims, and a place where Muslim travellers from the wider world come to connect with their Islamic heritage. A huge number of mosques, madrassas, and mausoleums have been preserved in Bukhara’s photogenic Old City. These are concentrated around Lyabi Hauz and the Poi Kalon,  but there are plenty more architectural monuments to discover in the city’s smaller streets and parks. 

  • Kagan Palace
  • Poi Kalyan Ensemble
  • Ark of Bukhara
  • Chor-Bakr Necropolis
  • Jeyran Eco Centre
  • Gold embroidery

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