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Chor-Minor, Bukhara
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Admire the charm of four elegant towers of Chor-Minor, a historic mosque and madrasa, and part of a World Heritage Site. Completed in 1807 by Turkmen Khalif Niyazkul, these round baked-brick towers feature unique ornamentation and numerous sky-blue tiled domes. Their ornateness represents more of a Hindu style than the rest of Uzbek architecture in Bukhara. Three of them served as storage space, while the fourth one has a staircase leading to the top. Climb that staircase to get a panorama of the city, and stop in the small souvenir shop inside the complex. A visit to Chor-Minor represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bukhara trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Despite being situated on one of the neighborhood streets, this building is worth visiting due to its charming architecture which differs from the traditional scheme. Chor Minor means "Four Minarets",...  more »
  • From the Royal channel, we went about 5 minutes on the 4 dome mosque. One of the 4 towers you can climb up and look from above on the site. Facing the mosque, there are stalls with all possible souvenirs.
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  • Not in the center of town but well worth a visit for it's quite unique and different with a special charm. 
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  • This has been my constant companion through central Asia. The cover photo from Lonely planets excellent guide. The placd sits in a backstreet you could have travelled back in time a few centuries. A shirt walk from the town centre.
  • Very touristy in the ground floor, but you can walk up to the roof and have a nice look around
  • Very interesting and different from the other madrasas. Pity that the houses of the city are completely stuck.
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