Lyab-i-Hauz, Bukhara

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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. Use our Bukhara trip itinerary maker website to add Lyab-i-Hauz and other attractions to your Bukhara vacation plans.
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  • Delicious square. Much to see and do online. Ice cream, beer. Question is where are the busloads of Uzbek women?
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  • The location is very good, very center, next to the hotel, the water music. Sit, talk one contented. Unfortunately, the food is so-so, very average.
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  • After a long hike on the tourist attractions of Bukhara, there is no better place to relax. At sunset the coolness of water and fountains enlivened, and delicious cuisine gives the strength to move on. The ideal place for dinner for two
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  • A very lively and picturesque place in the historic center of Bukhara. You can amble through the narrow streets of the old Jewish neighborhood, explore the numerous shops nearby or sip coffee in one of the cafes.
  • Sat there and had a coffee for 2 hours. Had a great conversation with 2 local girls selling postcards. Nice environment and there are a lot of coffee shops along the way, and of them with WiFi!!!
  • It feels like walking through a history book... Islamic history book.
  • Nice place to sit and have a coffee. There's a restaurant next to the pond which has good prices.
  • One of my favorite places to visit in bukhara. Those traveling to Uzbek must go here!
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