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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. Using our world travel planner, Bukhara attractions like Lyab-i-Hauz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Artificial pond (Hauz) surrounded by mostly old restored buildings with adjoining square. Pass by, it seems to me impossible: he is on the road to all the major attractions, between two central streets of old town. We drank coffee in here one day stay in Bukhara, back want. Rather dirty water, a bunch of people, especially in the evening. A couple of restaurants (CAFE), one of which was the kind of cheap metal chairs.
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  • It is actually very nice to move late in the day for a drink near the pool. On the terrace, tourists alongside the regulars in a festive atmosphere and good child.
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  • This pleasant plaza, with trees and fountains, is lit up at night, and you can enjoy a stroll, or a drink, and relax as Bukhara residents do here.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very Beautiful Place Every tourist should visit this place at the first place Also it has wonderful restaurant where you can taste national meal
  • Mosque in a square, slightly tacky, fake camels around a man made pond... But somehow pleasant.
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  • Beautiful, peaceful place to admire

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Bukhara offers visitors a large number of accommodation options, most situated in the city center and providing easy access to the major attractions. Budget-conscious tourists can find comfortable lodgings in one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which often feature atmospheric courtyards and spacious, air-conditioned rooms. For something more characterful, look for three- and four-star hotels scattered around town, some of which feature traditional decor in quaint, landmark buildings.
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