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Lyab-i-Hauz, Bukhara
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy the architectural ensemble centered around Lyab-i-Hauz, an ancient reservoir in downtown Bukhara that once supplied the city with drinking water. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the complex features the largest madrasah in the city, a lodging house for itinerant Sufis, and another madrasah displaying two exquisite phoenixes on its pointed arch entrance. All three feature elaborately design, with typical sky blue and ocher tiles. A popular social gathering place for locals, the park around the pond features benches and cafes as well as a bronze sculpture of the medieval national sage, Nasreddin Hodja, and that of a camel caravan. Observe locals play board games by the pond, or enjoy a traditional meal under a vaulted ceiling. Using our world travel planner, Bukhara attractions like Lyab-i-Hauz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • A very pleasant place to just relax and watch local people enjoy the ambience of the place. I saw few weddings being celebrated here. the place is also nicely lit up at night. 
  • We had lunch there and were captivated by the outlook. It is right in the centre of Old Bukhara and so very easy to get to. Sitting back and having lunch with such beautiful views. If you go there say...  more »
  • Central square of the old part of Bukhara, should not miss the atmosphere day or night this place busy by tourists and especially by Uzbeks. By day you can visit the madrassas and mosques and at night sit in one of their terraces next to the pond. Or simply watching people, around the square and pond several open business there until late in the evening, where a drink or dinner. There are also several posts where will sell you souvenirs.
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  • Very interesting....Nice to walk around.
  • So beautiful and food there is really nice!
  • Nice place to relax in the evening. Just grab a drink and watch the local life.
  • This is one of the interest sites in Bukhara where are concentrated some attractions (Madrasas) and there are many restaurants and cafes where you can spend some time to enjoy the environment and the every-day life of the city.
  • More like fun place for locals and that's why I like it ;)