One-Day Bukhara City Tour
Lyabi-Hauz ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Trade Domes, Poi Kalyan Ensemble, Abdulazizkhan Madrasah etc.
The city of Bukhara was a renowned stop along the Silk Road, famous in ancient times as a center of learning and religious study. Today it’s one of Uzbekistan’s larger cities, drawing curious tourists, Muslim pilgrims and historical scholars from around the world to its well-preserved monuments of ancient culture and civilization.
The One-Day Bukhara City Tour is a great option for visitors who would like to have a well-planned trip to the city’s most significant sights. You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who is knowledgeable in the area’s history, fluent in the local languages, and happy to answer all of your questions along the way.
Begin exploring Bukhara on a walking tour with your local guide. Enjoy your private tour of the Old City’s most impressive sights:
- The Lyabi-Hauz ensemble holds the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara (14-17th centuries) and includes the Khanaka and Kukeldash Madrassahs (16th century), and the Nadir Divan Beghi Madrassah (16th century).
- Magoki-Attori Mosque, the oldest mosque in Bukhara (12th century), is considered a masterpiece of Bukharin architecture.
- Four Trade Domes (15-16th centuries): Toqi Zargaron, Toqi Sarrafon,Toqi Telpak Furushon and Tim Abdulla Khan, where you can join your traveling predecessors in purchasing carpets, jewelry, fabrics, ceramics and other handmade souvenirs inside these domes.
- Poi Kalyan Ensemble (12-16th centuries), consisting of the Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque, Amir-Allimkhan Madrasah and Miri-Arab Madrasah. Includes an active madrassah, one of the most esteemed Islamic universities of ancient times and a ‘Tower of Death’ minaret where criminals were formerly executed.
- Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century) and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah (17th century), these relatively untouched religious schools have remained crudely intact through the passing of time.
- The Ark Fortress (4th century), the ancient center of Bukharin statehood and currently home to a small museum.
- Bolo-Khauz Complex, consisting of an artfully decorated 18th century mosque, a minaret and reservoirs that once provided water for the entire city.
- Samanids Mausoleum (9-10th centuries), the most ancient brick building in Central Asia.
- Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Saint Job’s Source, 14th century), once considered a sacred site where a prophet of old caused clear springs of healing water to burst forth from the earth.
End of one-day Bukhara City Tour.
Tour duration: approximately 6 hours
- Private, local guide;
- Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary.
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