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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  • Pre reading often unflattering reviews, direct visit, was surprised by biases of their authors. Great place at any time of the day. A wonderful sculpture from Drover and camels, reflects the full meaning of life, especially of the Silk Road.
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  • During the day, this central square is a pleasant park. At night, there’s music from the restaurant and you can sit by the pool and have a drink and listen for free.  more »
  • The Heart of the old City with an iconic pond decorated with some interesting statues and plenty of shops and cafe around. A fine place to take a break and sip coffee to admire the typical Central Asi...  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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