Lyab-i-Hauz, Bukhara

4.3
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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  • The environment and the monuments are awesome there. Don't miss a chance to eat ayvan restaurant the only hotel who take international credit card.  more »
  • Lyabi Khan ensemble consists of the Kukeldash Madrasah, khanaka and the Nodir Divan-begi. The centre became a large reservoir in the 17th century. This central area is busy with shops, restaurants and...  more »
  • There is a small man made lake in the middle of Lyab-i-Hauz in the center of Bukhara. This area has restaurants, shops and madrasahs. There are tables set up around the lake where you can enjoy a drin...  more »
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  • Wonderful location. Must spend time in the evenings at the Square around the pond. Lots of locals come out for a stroll there. Some hawkers set up shops. Great place to be post 7 pm.
  • Beautiful place to relax over cup of 'chai'
  • Nice. Not special. Location is special though. Atmosphere local, too: loud disco music. Lots of local people. The menu card is somewhat touristy. ‘lagman’ they call ‘fried spaghetti’. And there are some very un-Uzbek dishes. Food is not bad. A bit bland, to my taste. There is beer & wine. Not sure whether to call it ‘expensive’ but relatively, it is, I guess.
  • It is an amazing view. We visited this place, took pictures and then ate at the restaurant which is just across the street. It is worth visiting.
  • Beautiful place. Lot of shops and bazaar and restaurant. Good food also vegetarian. Very nice kindly people. Lot of culture and interesting historical places. Nice Uzbek music
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