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Moschea Bolo-khauz, Bukhara

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Admire the 18th-century complex of Moschea Bolo-khauz, a well-preserved mosque that features one of the few remaining "khauz," or reservoir ponds, in Bukhara. The still-active mosque stands on a spacious square, its colonnaded gallery reflected in the still waters of the reservoir. Admire the vibrantly decorated wooden porch, adorned with vividly painted columns and intricate tile-work, and step inside to view the simple interior. Remember to dress modestly. To visit Moschea Bolo-khauz on your holiday in Bukhara, and find out what else Bukhara has to offer, use our Bukhara travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is just opposite the 'ark', built in 1712. A mosque in typical Uzbek style. This was the mosque used (and still is) for Friday prayers attended by the Emir when he was around. Also, know as the m...  more »
  • The mosque is located opposite the Ark fortress, across the square. The mosque is not very old, and the beginning of 18 century, we led here desire to admire slender columns canopy (aivan) and its painted ceiling. Ayvan under a mosque in 2 centuries. These columns give lightness and picturesqueness of all construction. Front view and carving pillars-the most our strong impressions from visiting. In front of the mosque is a reservoir (Hauz). Very popular photos from affecting it a mosque. But at the time of our visit to this place, in early may, the water was quite small, and there was no reflection. The entrance was closed, so inside we don't hit.
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  • A very beautiful mosque vast and accessible, take the time to look at the beautiful ceiling outdoors.
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  • Lovely building, Persian columns, twenty of them, 40 if you count the reflection in the pond!
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