{"hotelplace":{"lat":"41.5743663","lng":"64.18331599999999"},"placepoint":[{"placename":"Sahid Zarafshon Bukhara","placedesc":"4 M. Ikbol Street Bukhara- Uzbekistan Phone: (99855)300-0000","markerplacedesc":"4 M. Ikbol Street Bukhara- Uzbekistan Phone: (99855)300-0000","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/unit\/SHZF\/SHZF_picture.jpg","lat":"41.5743663","lng":"64.18331599999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/SHZF_marker.png","pid":"pidSHZF","linkdetail":" Hotel details<\/a> "},{"placename":"Abdullazizkhan Madrasah","placedesc":"

Opposite Ulugbek Madrasah there is Abdullazizkhan Madrasah. Abdullazizkhan built it in 1651 – 1652 and it is the last large Madrasah in Bukhara. The building is typical by composition, with four-ayvans yard, but with unordinary divergent fan of hudj groups after side ayvans and cupola buildings on the central axis. It is very interesting the improvement of living lodgings, which consisted of entrance hall and hudjra, and were equipped with free-places, attic storeys, wall niches for bed clothes, dishes, decorated in conformity with the taste of inhabitants, who rented these apartments during their study.Away from Poi-Kalyan ensemble we can see trade arcades, belonging to the end of 16 century Taki-Telpak Phurushon and Taki Sarraphon.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Abdullazizkhan Madrasah.jpg","lat":"39.7760311","lng":"64.4176626","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid91","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Ark Of Bukhara","placedesc":"

Ark-Citadel is a residence of Bukhara khans. According to the last excavations, it was determined the citadel was on this place from 4 century BC. For many years of building and destruction, 20 meters height artificial hill was formed; its upper layers were built over in the time of last bokharan emirs. The wooden part of Ark building was burnt down during the fire of 1920. The general planning is being reestablished by historical documents. Ark included the whole city, consisting of closely accreted houses; courts and yards with state institutions, emir, his wives, and relatives and officials lodgings. Inside the trapeziform outlines of citadel walls the planning was right-angled with traditional cruciform crossing of main streets.<\/p>\r\n

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Bolo-Khauz Complex is the only preserved monument on the Registan Square. It is located on the opposite site of Ark - the Emir's fortress. The complex consists of the reservoir, Friday mosque and minaret.<\/p>\r\n

The most ancient part of the complex is the pond (Khauz), which is called as Bolo-Khauz (\"Children's reservoir\"). It is one of  several ponds in Bukhara, that reached our days. In past these reservoirs were the water source for the population and unfortunately the source of many deseases. Therefore most of them were drained.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Bolo-Khauz Complex.jpg","lat":"39.7777317","lng":"64.40744579999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid92","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Chor-Minor Madrasah: \"Four Minarets\"","placedesc":"

Speaking of the Bukhara’s unusual monuments, first of all, we should tell about the Chor-Minor madrasah. It is located right behind Lyabi-Khauz, in the open space. “Chor–Minor” is translated as “four minarets”. This name is well justified: the corners of the square-rectangular madrasah building are really decorated with four small minarets crowned with blue domes, different in decors from each other.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Chor-Minor Madrasah.jpg","lat":"39.7747148","lng":"64.42738109999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid93","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Emir\u2019s Palace in Kagan near Bukhara","placedesc":"

When arriving in Bukhara by train, visit the 19th century Palace of the Emir of Bukhara in Kagan, which is located near the station. Tourists often pass by the palace quickly, as it’s not easy to see from the road. This is a shame because the palace is very attractive, with unusual architecture and an interesting history. It’s considered an architectural monument of Uzbekistan.<\/p>\r\n

The palace’s origins lie in the expansion of the Russian Empire to Central Asia in the second half of the 19th century. Towards the end of the century, strong diplomatic relations developed between Russia and the Bukhara Emirate, and the development of railways continued. The settlement of New Bukhara was established 12km from Bukhara, on the railway line to Tashkent, and New Bukhara became a base for the Russian military, engineers, and builders. In a sense, New Bukhara was also a diplomatic town, which hosted various offices that represented the Russian Empire in the Emirate of Bukhara.<\/p>\r\n

In 1895, the Emir of Bukhara, Said Abdulahad Khan, ordered the construction of a palace in New Bukhara. According to some, this was because the Emir wanted to have his own palace in the Russian settlement. In another version of the story, the palace was built to accommodate a visit by the Russian Emperor, Nicholas II. However, Said Abdulahad Khan never lived in the palace, and Nicholas II never visited.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Emir\u2019s Palace in Kagan near Bukhara.jpg","lat":"39.7199484","lng":"64.53849079999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/palace-2.png","pid":"pid100","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Kukeldash Madrassah","placedesc":"

Kukeldash Madrassah of XVI century is the earliest building of the Lyabi Khauz Ensemble. It was buiult during the reign of the Sheybanids dynasty in Bukhara.<\/p>\r\n

This madrassah is the largest madrassah of the city (80 x 60 meters). The madrassah has over 130 hujras, where lived and studied more than 320 students. It became the symbol of  powerful state under leading of Abdulla-khan.<\/p>\r\n

It is a two-storied building with a large mosaic portal at the entrance, decorated with deep arched nishes, flanked on the corners by elegant columns of translucent green onyx. The interior decoration is the perfect example of \"white interior\".<\/p>\r\n

Now the madrassah is under reconstruction.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Kukeldash Madrassah.jpg","lat":"41.32345670000001","lng":"69.23618859999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid102","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble","placedesc":"

Architectual ensemble Lyabi-Khauz is formed with three large monumental buildings: Kukeldash Madrasah in the north, khanaka and Nodir Divan-begi in the west and in the east. From the south the square was closed with Trade Street. The center of old Bukhara large ensemble became a reservoir.<\/p>\r\n

The name «Lyabi-Khauz» means «at reservoir». According to the old legend, for a long time knan gardener Nadir Divan-begi could not buy a lot for planned building, where a house of alone woman was. Then all-powerful vizier ordered to built a channel under women's house, and the water began to washaway walls, unhappy women had to sell this lot. The khan hauz secretly was called «khauz of violence», what in arabian inscription gives numerical meaning of building date - 1620.<\/p>\r\n

The khauz rectangular (36 – 46 meters height), stretched from the east to the west, is buried in shadow of venerable chinaras. Its shores are formed with stair launch to the water, made from massive blocks of yellow limestone. In old times there was «tea bazar», there sold sweets, dainties, bread and made food.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble.jpg","lat":"39.7722813","lng":"64.42085759999999","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid97","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Memorial Complex of Naqshbandi","placedesc":"

The Memorial Complex of Khoja Bakhouddin Naqshbandi is one of the most important Muslim shrines. Every self-respecting Muslim knows and reveres this name. The great theologian of the XIV century, founder of the Sufi Order \"Naqshbandia\" was buried 12 km from Bukhara in his native village of Kasri Orifon. Some time ago there was the pagan temple of the site of current tomb of Naqshbandi.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Memorial complex of Naqshbandi.jpg","lat":"39.8003326","lng":"64.5369001","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid98","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Miri-Arab Madrasah","placedesc":"

There are two big blue domes of the Miri-Arab madrasah towering above the surrounding buildings in the center of Bukhara. Along with the Kalyan mosque and minaret, this religious educational establishment forms the whole ensemble Poi-Kalyan that is the spiritual center of the city.<\/p>\r\n

Construction of the Miri-Arab madrasah dates back to the 16th century and is related to the sheikh Abdallah Yamani (from Yemen), the spiritual pir (guide) of sheybanids. The exact date of the beginning of the construction is still unknown. According to one version, scientists believe that the building was erected in the period of 1530-1535\/1536. The other version states, that the madrasah was built to celebrate the victory of the sheybanid army over the troops of the Sefevid shah Ismail I in the battle of Gijduvan in 1512. It is also supposed that the final construction works were carried out on the funds of Ubaydulla-khan; the money received from the sale of 3000 captive Iranians to slavery.<\/p>\r\n

This madrasah is considered one of the most interesting monuments of Bukhara, and is still an acting institution, where future imams and religious mentors receive their education.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Miri-Arab Madrasah.jpg","lat":"39.7759101","lng":"64.4155391","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid101","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Registan Square","placedesc":"

To the west from Ark, still before Arab period was built Registan Square, in the ancient days it was public part. There were administrative buildings of divans (ministries) and palaces till 13 century, and then markets packed it. From 16-century trade shops Rasta and Taki-Tirgaron were at the entrance to Registan, where armourers sold their production. There were passages Taki-Org-Furushon and Tim in the center of square where headdresses and cotton fabrics were sold. Trade of meat, cereals, fancy goods, paper and inks, cradles, cattle, watermelons and melons, wooden utensils and other things was going at the square.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Registan square.jpg","lat":"39.65467599999999","lng":"66.9757204","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/market.png","pid":"pid96","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Samanids Mausoleum","placedesc":"

Of all the medieval buildings in Bukhara, the Samanids Mausoleum is of special interest. This world-famous architectural masterpiece was built at the close of the ninth century. The mausoleum was erected as a family crypt immediately after the death of Ismail Samani's father. Later, Ismail himself and his grandson Hasr were also buried in it. It is interesting to note that erecting crypts was against Islamic law at that time, for Islam forbade erecting any post-mortem monuments upon the tombs of Muslim believers. However, the prohibition was broken in the middle of the ninth century by one of the caliphs himself, for whom a special as-Suli-biya Mausoleum was built. Ismail merely followed his example.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Samanids Mausoleum.jpg","lat":"39.7770157","lng":"64.4005746","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid104","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Sitori-i Mokhi-Khosa Palace","placedesc":"

In the mid-XIX century Emir of Bukhara Nasrullah Khan decided to build a new country seat for himself. To choose the coolest place not to suffer from summer heat, the architects made recourse to an old method - dressed muttons were put on the potential sites of construction. The place, where the meat got spoiled last, was chosen for the construction of the suburban pearl of Bukhara. Unfortunately, this palace did not survive to the present day.<\/p>\r\n

Several decades later, another emir of Bukhara Mir Sayyd Muhammad Alim Khan initiated the construction of a new palace there. A legend has it that, Emir devoted the palace to his wife Sitora. The construction work which lasted several years resulted in the residence of unprecedented beauty. The Bukhara architects having trained in Russia managed to combine oriental and western styles in their creation. After a while the Emir’s wife died, and her name was given to the palace. It was named Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, translated from Tajik as “Star, like the Moon”, and this name was preserved to this day. Unfortunately, the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa also shared the fate of the first palace – it was destroyed.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace.jpg","lat":"39.8139754","lng":"64.4412514","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/palace-2.png","pid":"pid99","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"The Kalyan Minaret","placedesc":"

From the beginnings of Islam, there have been three types of mosques: Djuma mosques, which are intended for the large crowds that come to Friday services, Namazga country mosques (musalla idgoh), which are used by the male population of both the city and the surrounding countryside to celebrate the two Muslim holidays Qurban and Ramazan, and Quzar mosques, which are designed to be used as daily mosques in residential neighbourhoods. We know very little about the thirteenth century Djuma Mosque in Bukhara, for it has been rebuilt completely since the time of its original construction. In any case, it had a vast courtyard surrounded by galleries. However, the minaret which was built in 1127 A.D. and called the Kalyan (Great) Minaret, has survived. It still dominates the skyline of Bukhara, astonishing all who see it with its magnificent and flawless shape. The minaret was designated to summon Muslims to prayer five times a day. Normally, each mosque had its own minaret, but the main minaret was situated near the Djuma Mosque. It was from the gallery, at the top of the minaret, that the muedzin summoned the believers to prayer at the top of his voice.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/The Kallyan.jpg","lat":"39.7757203","lng":"64.4150181","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid94","linkdetail":""},{"placename":"Trading Domes","placedesc":"

Bukhara is well-known to the world not only with its mosques, Ark Fortress and the majestic Kalyan minaret but also with its trading domes stretching in procession from Lyabi-Khauz to the Miri-Arab madrasah. Long ago, in the XVI century under the Shaybanides dynasty, Bukhara became the capital giving rise to unprecedented growth of the city, and since it was located on the Great Silk Road, the markets and trading stores even more congested cross-roads of public roads. Several centuries passed since that and four trading domes have only survived up to date.<\/p>","markerplacedesc":"","placeimg":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/Trading domes.jpg","lat":"39.775554","lng":"64.418218","icon":"https:\/\/sahidhotels.gumlet.io\/assets\/images\/maps\/mosquee.png","pid":"pid103","linkdetail":""}]}