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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 minaret was built in the 12th century, is one of the oldest architectural monuments of the city. Height 46.5 meters, the diameter of the bottom 9 m. of the wall of the Minaret are decorated with different patterns of bricks, each tier of your pattern. Unfortunately the entrance at the Minaret is closed. There was no illumination in the evening (around the city at night very dark, highlighted only the entrance to the fortress Ark).
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  • very majestic and ingenious construction is simply breathtaking when you're next to him and can be seen from afar
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  • Looking up from the bottom is really high and splendid minaret. I dropped the sinners from this top as had been responsible, certainly likely died instantly. We have as usual fine decoration.
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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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