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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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TripAdvisor
  • Bustling centre for locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by old shops and buildings and at night one of the cafes runs a noisy disco. nice to sit in the shade beside the pool during the day and have ...  more »
  • Crowded place, but nice, located in the center of the city this is a main "Restaurant" of Bukhara where even locals are spending time.  more »
  • Great history with this being the last watering hole left. Nicely set in the square with surrounding trees, mosque in the backdrop etc. Unfortunately that pretty much sums up its merits as for the rem...  more »
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  • 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.
  • "Must See" Atraction Type
  • Beautiful, peaceful place to admire
  • Nice place to relax in the evening. Just grab a drink and watch the local life.