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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  • August 17, 2017
    52 meter minaret located between Mirarab madrasa ( school) and the main mosque. The tallest and at the same time the biggest one with more than 10 m diameter. You couldn't understand till get closer a...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You should have not seen this but in the midday heat of summer ;-) The construction work in the environment for the new construction of the cleaning House will not be long, then everything shines again in its former glory.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The minaret Kalon looks fantastic together with the madrasah Miri Arab and the mosque Kalon. The color is beautiful if you visit it in the mornings. Sometimes its lighted up at nights and I recommend ...  more »
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  • July 15, 2016
    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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