How to Listen

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty broadcasts in 28 languages. Most of our programs are available on FM and medium-wave frequencies of local radio stations in the countries of our broadcast area. If you are having problems listening to programs on the internet, please read our technical help document.

Sunday, August 28, 2016


  • 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.