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. Plan to visit Chor-Minor during your Bukhara vacation using our convenient Bukhara road trip planning app .
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  • Well worth a visit, was being renovated when I visited but a few respectable words to the workers got me inside, Probable the smallest mosque in the city  more »
  • It's on the front of a well known guidebook! It was under restoration. Tip; walk there! Good shop with soviet memorabilia next door.  more »
  • Its name indicates four minarets but their four towers were more than places for storage. It is very beautiful and curious.
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  • A little jewel. Catches a glorious glint at sunrise and sunset.
  • A small but unique structure. Had the chance to go inside and upstairs to have a look although there was nothing much as it was still under refurbishment at the time of visit.
  • Small but impressive. Unique structure considering all the other architecture in town. There is acre taker shop downstairs keeping with the trend in the country and old madrassas. Can go up through the store though not too much to see. Short walk from Laibi Haus
  • It's a very nice place, under reconstruction at the moment (August 2017) but well worth the visti. You cannot enter but it's nice to take some pictures from the outside.
  • Under restoration works and no access. Ok to take a picture outside.

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