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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bukhara holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Great Minaret of the Kalon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Bukhara was not once, even when that review of this minaret wrote, but the city has changed over the last couple of years, became more friendly and convenient for tourists, more Monday. Changed and the ancient minaret: thanks to competent illuminated in the evening, he looks fabulous weightless and lace, so that evening walk through the old town-a must see
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  • A heaven for the eye, mainly in the evening when the lights are on. Superb architecture with the work.  more »
  • Perhaps the most beautiful minaret in Uzbekistan, what I saw. especially at night. With backlight. Good location
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  • Carl Ron (huge) is referred to as the high minarets in Central Asia home. This is Arslan Khan in 1127, Kara Han dynasty built the steeple. The color of the roof. Is your favorite color religiously ...
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