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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Uzbekistan

  • A view of Bukhara's historical center
  • Bukhara's Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, which dates back to the 12th century
  • Bukhara's massive Ark fortress, which was built in the fifth century
  • A man walks in the tranquility of Bukhara's Old City
  • A woman walks past the Uluh-Beg Madrasah, a Koranic school in Bukhara.
  • The Mir-i Arab madrasah in Bukhara, which is said to date back to the early 16th century
  • The Mir-i-Arab madrasah from a different angle
  • An ancient tree stands near a museum in the historical center of the Silk Road city.
  • A view of the majestic Kalyan mosque complex
  • A minaret from the Kalyan complex
  • A man walks past a Mosque in Bukhara
  • Street vendors in Bukhara
  • Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov, exploited Bukhara's beauty as a backdrop for the video to her latest single, "Round Run."

Bukhara -- Uzbekistan's Ancient Silk Road City

Published 27 September 2012

Not surprisingly for a city that has been around for millennia, Bukhara boasts a rich architectural heritage. Its beautiful historical, center with numerous mosques and madrasahs was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1993.