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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  • Got to this place only 18.15. It is a pity that there is no backlight. Enjoy all the beauty and elegance of structure, unfortunately, did not work. But this place is worth a visit and a better day)
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  • perhaps not the most famous site of bukhara but is a real slice of local life the madrassa with four minarets are appreciated for the harmony of the curves and the curious arrangement of the minarets ... really a nice picture and atmosphere
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  • A smaller yet still attractive little building away from the main attractions of Bukhara. Worth the effort.  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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