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Great Minaret of the Kalon, Bukhara
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Marvel at the mastery of ancient bricklayers at Great Minaret of the Kalon, which dominates the landscape of Bukhara. Built in 1127 by Aslan Khan as a part of Po-i-Kalyan mosque, the carved, baked brick minaret stands 47 m (154 ft) and features 14 ornamental bands, the first use of glazed blue tiles now characteristic of the region. Once the tallest building in Central Asia, this giant mace-looking tower includes an observation deck--a rotunda with 16 carved arched fenestrations and a former execution site--for a great panorama of Bukhara. Using our international travel planner, Bukhara attractions like Great Minaret of the Kalon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Actually the Minaret is the symbol of ancient and sacred Bukhara! It is an amazing construction. Just imagine that the foundation of it goes 10 metres down! There is a wonderful legend about the const...  more »
  • The Kalon minaret is 46 meters high and a landmark of Bukhara. Behind the Minaret is the library. Left is the madrassah Mir-i-Arab and right the Kalon mosque. This minaret is one of the highest Central Asia.
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  • No matter how many times one visits, this beautifully restored site site never fails to impress and delight.