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Lyab-i-Hauz, Bukhara

(4.3/5 based on 240+ 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
  • very convenient location both for lunch and for dinner a good current servicing a wide range of food and beverages
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  • The restaurant is located in the Centre of the historic city, near the pond. It is pleasant to sit on the porch in the warm season. The food is traditional, but not impressed. In small cafes and restaurants fed much tastier.
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  • Eskişehir in our fish Lake in a place similar to urfa. Sitting surrounded by restaurants in fish fill the customers table to roam about the size of about 50 * 50-meter pool. An ideal place for an evening trip. Frequented by tourists. I like it.
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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 ;)