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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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  • The famous landmark of Bukhara. Surprised by its architecture and size. Right beside it is and the current Madrasah (Islamic school). The area can purchase national dishes, hand-made souvenirs.
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  • very beautiful minaret on the right hand-functioning Madrassah. Ask the guard to enter-perhaps took a mini tour will hold
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  • This Minaret tower is one of the most stunning sites in Bukhara and is surely an iconic view of the town. We were overwhelmed by its height and the grandeur and just right in famous square. Come and t...  more »