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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  • It was hot, moved under the shade, then you can listen to the guide and take photos. Autumn is a season for tourists, you can hear different languages.
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  • The guide speaks of tiles of a clear celestial but instead this ancient minaret, it seems the tallest in Central Asia, has - in my eyes - only bricks expertly placed in a way to form stripes, one different from the other. It appears to have been spotted from afar by travellers of the time and, acting as a lure for the surrounding markets. For this reason then a mosque was built at his side and in front of a Madrassa
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  • This 47-metre-high minaret built around 1120/1125 and also survived the invasions of Genghis Khan and around which legends arose. The sight of this minaret with a flies and a madrassa next to it is truly an incredible impact, especially in the evening when the square is illuminated. I was speechless in front of such beauty of colors.
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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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