|Bukhara- one of the admired ancient Islamic cities
Bukhara is one of the ancient cities in central Asia which dates back to the 16th century located in the western hemisphere of Uzbekistan. Its estimated to be 200 km from Samarkand and 600 km from Tashkent capitol city.
Over the years Bukhara became not only the center of science but also philosophy and art. In the 10th century Bukara was at its peak for its culture. Many famous and world known scholars worked and studied here. Artists, writers and historians like Nurshohi, poets Rudaki, Dakiki, doctors and mathematicians including Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna) were all engaged in Bukhara.
Primarily it was a world known center for trade. Through this particular city passed the great silk road and thousands upon thousands of caravans from China, India and Persia passed through for trade. There were tradesmen from Europe and products came from all over the world including Africa and Japan.
This city draws tourists and historians to itself through its antique monuments, its own ancient history and spirit of that time. Bukhara is estimated to be over 2500 years old. Legend says the son of Siyavusg built Bukhara by fencing the city by fortress arc when he married the daughter of the king Afrasiyab. This amazing city didn’t go beyond its fortress built in the 16th century. Instead it kept to its self the Islamic buildings and markets (bazaars).Up to this day there are still the walls of these fortresses and towers, still over 140 architectural memoirs of the Islamic era, amazing quarters and the narrow streets of the old city. In the middle ages it was estimated that Bukhara had over 360 mosques and 80 madrasahs.
The pearl of the city begins with the mausoleum of the Samanidovs. From afar, the tomb looks like a carved golden box, topped by a low dome, the whole museum is made out of ordinary burnt brick, but the masonry and skills which is used to craft the mausoleum makes it so special. Other architectural complexes include Poi Kalyan, the mosques of the Kalyan and two other madrasahs for Miri Arab 1536 yr and Amir Alimxan XX century.
Labi Hauz one of the majestic monuments of Bukhara . inside you will see a rectangular like pool as well as three monumental madrasahs from the 16th-17th centuries. MadrasahKukeldash, KhanakaNadirDivanbegi.
One of the oldest and most beautiful madrasahs in Bukhara is the Nadir Divan Begi- tourists and guest of thecity may enjoy the livethe folklore musicensembles performance of the national show. Tourists will get an exclusive opportunity to enhance the culture of Uzbek people, their national dances, music, cuisines and much more
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