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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  • This was the former warehouse of aam madrassa, which has now vanished apart from this single structure. Although it is the most diminutive of Bukhara's famous monuments, it exudes considerable charm. ...  more »
  • Beautiful madrasah, with original architecture. However, it is a pity that the interior has been turned into a shop, which is unfortunately often the case in Uzbekistan. It is possible to access the terrace for a few cents - sum to be given to the person who runs the shop.
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  • From a distance it looked just like a nest of real storks on top of one of the four domes of this small Madrassa built by a private in honor of his 4 daughters and today a souvenir tourist market. Faced with a more interesting market of russian-sourced stuff, including watches with an image of Stalin. Lots of military medals and jackets
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  • One of the most unique mosque in the world. It's small, but the four towers are awesome. Great in late March or early April with the blossoms. Absolutely must see in Buhkara.
  • Its simple.( Inside Art shop) ,nothing special
  • Little cute minaret
  • Walk through local streets to find this oasis of calm and beauty, never busy.
  • Great spiritual place where you can connect with higher substances and touch ancient history
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