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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  • October 1, 2017
    It is with great pleasure that my wife and I walked by this place. Restaurants, cafes, trees, that not one century-all of us happy. We are happy!
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  • September 30, 2017
    The center of Bukhara. Fountain is not so big, all city, and has become a resting spot for tourists. And at various shops as well as a restaurant on the north side, again visited Bukhara during your stay.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Right in centre of tourist area with shops and stalls. Building and square pond seem to be centre of night life, with loud music and neon signs. Early in morning is when it is at its most peaceful.  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Meaning of Lyabi Hauz is the place near to the lake. during the ancient days there was an oasis. this is one of the famous rest place. During the 7th to 13th centuries bukhara is major stop in between the silk route.
  • January 13, 2017
    Very Beautiful Place Every tourist should visit this place at the first place Also it has wonderful restaurant where you can taste national meal
  • January 3, 2017
    Mosque in a square, slightly tacky, fake camels around a man made pond... But somehow pleasant.
  • May 30, 2017
    "Must See" Atraction Type
  • April 4, 2017
    Beautiful, peaceful place to admire

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