Sights of Uzbekistan

116 interesting places

Kosh-Madrasah

Kosh-Madrasah

Bukhara

In the epoch of Abdulla-khan II Sheibanid (1557-1597) in Bukhara was built architec­tural ensemble Kosh-Madrasah of two opposite madrasahs. The first - madrasah Modari-khan was constructed in abou…


Ваha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis

Ваha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis

Bukhara

Necropolis of Sheikh Baha ad-Din Naqshband—the patron of Bukhara (died in 1389) is situated near Bukhara. The Sheikh was  born in one village named later after Qasr-i Orifan—"castle o…


Miri-Arab Madrasah

Miri-Arab Madrasah

Bukhara

Active Miri-Arab Madrasah is situated opposite to Kalyan Mosque This is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities in the post-Soviet territory. It was constructed in the time of the Shay…


Kalyan Mosque

Kalyan Mosque

Bukhara

Today's Kalyan Mosque was built at the beginning of the 16th century in the time of the first Shaybanids. Since that time, except for Soviet period it served as the cathedral mosque of Bukhara, he mos…


Madrasah of  Abdul Aziz-Khan

Madrasah of  Abdul Aziz-Khan

Bukhara

The madrasah was built in the middle of 17th century opposite to Ulugbeg Madras­ah and surpassed it in size and decor. Abdulaziz (died in 1681) was a member of Bukhara Astarhanid dynasty (1601-174…


Ulugbek Observatory

Ulugbek Observatory

Samarkand

The madrasah was the first of three madrasah, constructed byorder of Ulugbeg (died in 1449), one of Temur's grand-­sons. Other two were buitt in Samarkand and Gijduvan. The construction was finish…


Gijduvani Memorial Complex

Gijduvani Memorial Complex

Bukhara

Khodja Abd al-Halik Gijduvani (died in 1180/1220) was born and died in Gijduvan village near Bukhara. He was a pupil of outstanding Sufi Khodja Usuf al-Hamadani and the founder of Central Asian Sufi s…


Vabkent  Minaret

Vabkent  Minaret

Bukhara

Kalyan Minaret has a double: in the mid­dle of the 12th century one of Bako's tal­ented pupils built a similar minaret in Vab- kent—a town near Bukhara. It is a well- balanced 39 meters …


Kalyan  Minaret

Kalyan  Minaret

Bukhara

Kalyan Minaret (Great Minaret) is the main symbol of sacred Bukhara. The minaret was used not only for calling Muslims to pray, but also symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. The cent…


Magoki-Attari Mosque

Magoki-Attari Mosque

Bukhara

The most ancient mosque of Magoki-Attari is situated in the centre of Bukhara near Lyabi-Hauz. In the early Middle Ages a temple of fire-worshippers was located here behind southern Attaron gates. The…


Chashma-Ayub

Chashma-Ayub

Bukhara

Chashma-Ayub belongs to esteemed "places of trace" ("kadamjoi") left by saint persons. A legend says that Prophet Job (Ayub) once visited this place. An impact of his staff made a well ("chashma"). It…


Bukhara

Bukhara

Bukhara

Sacred Bukhara is one of the most esteemed cities of Islamic civili­zation. Such outstanding theologians as imam al-Bukhari, al- Gijduvani, Saif ad-Oin Bokharzi and Baha ad-Din Naqshband preached …