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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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  • I don't have enough words for my visit to Bukhara. Unfortunately I was only able to spend one day in Bukhara. I would have stayed longer but my schedule didn't allow it. The Great Minaret of the Kalon...  more »
  • Great time great places to visit, amaging building with unic architecture . Spend almost great time lovely  more »
  • One of the iconic and must see sights of Bukhara, with the mosque, the minaret, and the madrassa. The minaret was built in 1127 and has not been restored. The mosque is the largest in Uzbekistan.  more »
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  • Carl Ron (huge) is referred to as the high minarets in Central Asia home. 1127 Kara Arslan Khan built a dynasty. The color of the roof. Is your favorite color religiously ...
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