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Chor-Minor, Bukhara

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Architectural Building Landmark
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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  • Nostalgia made us visit. With Hyderabad's Charminar is mind, we went looking for Bukhara's Chor Minar through winding lanes off the main street. Actually quite a pretty sight. Neither as iconic or orn...  more »
  • Very nice building, away from the old town, which is located in a residential area. It is a symbol of the city and because of the four domes something special in Buchara.Animiert was the style of Indien.Trotz of the location just outside the old town a must!
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  • This madrasa built in 1807 is a copy of the char minar in Hyderabad, India. Not very busy when we went. Lonely planet thought it good enough to feature this monument on the cover of the Central Asia b...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Under restoration works and no access. Ok to take a picture outside.
  • A bit off the beaten track. Still being repaired but can climb the stairs up for a view for free.
  • Very touristy in the ground floor, but you can walk up to the roof and have a nice look around
  • 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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