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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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  • We had a map from our hotel, but had to do a bit of swagging to find this mosque. But since it's one of the icons of Bukhara, and it is quite attractive, it was worth the effort. To me, the iconic pic...  more »
  • Beautiful and magnificent place from outside, but nothing special inside. If you look at domes, you will see that each of them is different. Worth visiting, especially with the tour-guide. We ordered ...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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