Bukhara Excursion

Category:Excursions
1 Days / 0 Nights
Cities:Bukhara
Season: Year-round
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Tour structure
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Tour description

One of the oldest cities in the world is the fabulous Bukhara. It is incredibly breathtaking when you get acquainted with its architectural masterpieces that were created over a long history. Bukhara has many names. The word "Bukhara" is consonant with the Sanskrit word "vihara" - "monastery", also the Chinese "Bihar" is the place of idols. They say that the founder of Bukhara was the son of the Iranian king Siyavush. Having married the daughter of King Afrosiab, he built the fortress Ark here and built a huge city, which to this day has not lost all its beauty and grandeur.

Tour structure

Day 1 | Bukhara
Bukhara

The journey begins with a visit to the Lyabi-Khauz ensemble, this is one of the central squares of the city of Bukhara, an architectural ensemble created in the 16th-17th centuries. The area is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash madrassah, the Divan-Begi madrasah and the khanaka Divan-Begi, grouped around the reservoir of the house Nadir-Begi.

 Then follows the Kalyan Minaret (47 meters), without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara. It was erected from burnt bricks of exquisite workmanship in 1127 during the reign of Arslan-khan. Near the minaret is the Kalyan mosque and the Muslim religious school - Mir-i-Arab Madrasah, which has been functioning since the 16th century to this day.

One of the most historical and architectural structures characterizing the ancient history of Bukhara is the Citadel Ark (2nd century BC - 19th century), the Bolo House mosque (1712), domed trading buildings - Taki and Tima.

The Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (10c) is the oldest surviving building in Central Asia. This is a unique building, an outstanding monument of world architecture, which attracts scientists, artists, and tourists from all over the world. The forms of the mausoleum of Ismail Samani are compared with Zoroastrian fire churches, with the architecture of funerary structures, with the forms of cache-fortresses, and even with residential architecture.

Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub. The legend of the monument is connected with the prophet Job (Ayub), who traveled as a preacher through Bukhara. There was a drought in Bukhara lands at this time. Job struck the earth with his staff, there appeared a healing spring, from which you can still drink fresh healing water.

Price

Group Standard Comfort
7-10 $10 $10
4-6 $15 $15
2-3 $20 $20
1 $50 $50

Included

  • Guide and transport

Not included

  • Entry tickets for places of interest

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