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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  • August 13, 2017
    Restoration works are ongoing. You can sneak in and visit the roof without admission fee at the time of this writing.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    However less impressive and somewhat isolated from the haunting old city of Bukhara and its lively fabric  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The monument is idden in small streets of Bukhara and you need to walk a little for arriving to this place. But when you arrive you will immediately understand that this small walk was worth for visit...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Chor Minior is one of the important monument in Bukahara. It has been constructed in 1807. It is a part of Madrasa. there will be four towers at four sides. It is almost model of Charminar of Hyderabad of South India. we can climb the top of the towers by using steps in side the towers.
  • July 16, 2017
    Under restoration works and no access. Ok to take a picture outside.
  • April 4, 2017
    A bit off the beaten track. Still being repaired but can climb the stairs up for a view for free.
  • October 1, 2016
    Very touristy in the ground floor, but you can walk up to the roof and have a nice look around
  • August 18, 2016
    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.

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