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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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  • A wonderful landscape, a magnificent work of art. First place to be seen in Bukhara. I recommend you to go  more »
  • Very impressive minaret, one of the highest in Central Asia, in the old city of Bukhara! It was built in the 12.jahrhundert and stands out from the complete complex of the old town!
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Bukhara offers visitors a large number of accommodation options, most situated in the city center and providing easy access to the major attractions. Budget-conscious tourists can find comfortable lodgings in one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which often feature atmospheric courtyards and spacious, air-conditioned rooms. For something more characterful, look for three- and four-star hotels scattered around town, some of which feature traditional decor in quaint, landmark buildings.
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