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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
  • If you haven't been here, you haven't been in Bukhara. Compact and interesting place. Wonderful atmosphere saved. Numerous souvenir shops, where the main Board BARGAIN to the FACE, because it is the unshakable axiom for Uzbekistan! An interesting restaurant lyabi House-sit here, try Bukhara Pilau. ... Just a great place to relax.
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  • A must see, because of it's historical importance as a central gathering point and source of water. It is also very pleasant to sit down beside and have a pot of refreshing local tea from the tea stal...  more »
  • You must visit this place but not primarily because its resturant and parc but for all the buildings sorrounding it - madrasse, caravansarays and mosques. So visit all (even some hotels nearby are for...  more »
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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 ;)