Bukhara Region

Bukhara Region

Located on southwest part of Uzbekistan and on the famous Great Silk Road, Bukhara Region is one of the prominent places to visit for Uzbekistan Tours.

About Bukhara Region

The historic centre of Bukhara Region was an important economic and cultural centre in Central Asia for long centuries and more than two thousand years old. Bukhara city was one of the well preserved Islamic cities of Central Asia of the 10th to 17th centuries.

Bordering to Turkmenistan, Navoly Region, and Quashqadaryo Region, the old city of Bukhara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous as a living museum and one of Uzbekistan Attractions.

As per President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Bukhara Region has immense tourism potential and is going to double the foreign inflow by 2021.

Locality Of Bukhara Region

As per the statistics, Bukhara city population comprised of 82% Uzbeks, 6% Russians, 4% Tajiks, 3% Tatars, 1% Koreans, 1% Turkmens, 1% Ukrainians and the rest of the people belong to ethnicities.

The population of the city consists mainly of Tajik speaking Tajiks, while the ethnic Uzbek forms a growing minority. Though the majority of the people are known as “Uzbeks”, they speak Tajiks as they are registered as Uzbeks by the central government despite their Tajik language and identity.

Bukhara Region
Bukhara Region
Bukhara Region

Bukhara Region Highlighted Point Of Attraction

As the famous city of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Bukhara city has some iconic destinations like architectural ensembles, fortress, mausoleums and mosques. These sites of Bukhara Region reflect the History of Bukhara.

  • Po-i-Kalyan Complex consists of Kalyan Minaret, Kalan Mosque, and Mir-i Arab Madrassah. Known as the tower of death, Kalyan Minaret looks great with the Islamic architecture.Kalan mosque is able to accommodate 12, 000 people and has multi-domed roofing. Mir-i-Arab Madrasas is dedicated to Mir-i-Arab, the spiritual mentor of Ubaidullah-khan and his son Abdul-Aziz-khan. This complex is most visited site among all Uzbekistan Attractions.

  • The Lab-i Hauz ensemble consists of the 16th-century Kukeldash Madrasah, the largest in the city, situated on the north side of the pond.

  • Bahoutdin Architectural Complex includes the gravestone of Bahoutdin, Khakim Kushbegi mosque, Muzaffarkan mosque, and Abdul-Lazizkhan khanqah. 

  • The Ark is a massive fortress of Bukhara.

  • Chashma-Ayub Maudsoleum is a holy place which is located near the Samani mausoleum. Its name is said to reflect a legend that states the prophet Job.

  • Ismail Samani mausoleum reflects the most highly esteemed work of Central Asian architecture with combining work of both Zoroastrian and Islamic motifs.and known as the resting place of Samanid dynasty.

  • Bolo Haouz Mosque list along with the other parts of the historic city and inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It served as a Friday mosque.

  • Chor Minar or Char-Minar is actually a complex of buildings with two functions, ritual and shelter whereas, each of the four towers has different decorated motifs.

  • Built in the 9th century, Magoki Attori mosque is the remains of what may have been an older Zoroastrian temple.

  • Mosque of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani

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