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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  • Nice to have seen. Is not with the rest of bucharas local attractions. Be at our hotel near
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  • The construction seems to be miniature toy compared to others. Madrasah. Around the building of the beautiful rose garden that adds colour and the construction of identity. Away from the main tourist routes and find yourself will not be easy, because it is situated in Mahala, rather than in the center of the city. But the view is worth it. There is an interesting market with assortment of goods on the European tourist 90shhh years 20 century (tunic, badges, medals, caps with earflaps in Soviet times and the Soviet army or stylized ones). Buy not awake, but in our recent history will travel to the past.
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  • I enjoyed our quick visit to Chor-Minor. We only saw it from the outside; however it looks fabulous and makes for a great photo stop. There are some quirky shops opposite selling copies of old photos ...  more »
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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.
  • Beautiful one with 4 minarets
  • 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.
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