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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. 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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  • If you believe, I think rightly, that Islamic architecture is somewhat repetitive, Chor-Minor will surprise you with its uniqueness with four minarets close topped by Turquoise domes. Located within a small maze of alleys on the edge of the old town but it won't be hard to find, and once there you can admire one of the most interesting monuments of Central Asia. In my view, the fact that is not in the "monumental" of the city, but in the middle of an area inhabited popular gives it an even greater fascination.
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  • The Chor-Minor is hiding in an area situated near the historic centre, where monuments, but well worth finding it. Now it's more easy to do: there are arrows indicating the direction to go from the main road. His form of 4 minarets Indian monuments is the only copy that on the territory of Uzbekistan.
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  • Take a taxi tried to go local people you do not know a bit from Le Mée Nord, early anxiety. In the neighborhood the locals barely woke up to find a full standing jogeumahge Mina was disappointed in. Lonely Planet on the cover standing in the blood serum is like having a hugely flattering the where? ... If you look a little bit without any expectations you might be pretty ...
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  • 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.
  • Very touristy in the ground floor, but you can walk up to the roof and have a nice look around
  • Very interesting and different from the other madrasas. Pity that the houses of the city are completely stuck.
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  • OK
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