Built above the grave of Imam al-Bukhari, theological scholar, Islamic Mufti and the author of thousands of hadiths, Imam Bukhari Mausoleum is located 25 km north of the Samarkand in Hartang village. Famous as the sacred place in Uzbekistan Tours, today Imam Bukhari Mausoleum can be found along the mosque, office building and other structures in the courtyard of Imam Al-Bukhari Complex. As one of the most famous Samarkand Attractions for its unique colourful geometric pattern, Imam Bukhari Mausoleum was built in 16th century with a height of 17 meters and a beautifully designed blue dome. On Uzbekistan Tours, Imam Al-Bukhari Complex with various types of structures and great architecture is worth to visit as Samarkand Attractions.
Counted among all types of Samarkand Tours, Imam Bukhari Mausoleum was erected around the burial place of Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari. He is the great famous Muslim book "Al-Jomiy as-Sakhikh", which is known as the second holy book after Quran, the holy book of Muslim.
Imam Al-Bukhari was born after the prayer on 19th July 810 in the Khorazm of Bukhara. His father name was Isma`il ibn Ibrahim who was a scholar of hadith, a student and associate of Imam Malik. Imam al-Bukhari was popular for his excellent memory from childhood and in the age between 7 to 10 years, he learned the whole Quran. But his father died when he was a child. So, he rose by his mother who was an educated woman and knows about how to train child in different sciences.
At the age of 16, his mother and brother went for Mecca and Medina, the pilgrimage sites. After their return, he travelled to different Muslim countries for many years.
As per the legend, he has collected thousands of hadiths, and among the collections, 300,000 hadiths are the favourite of the great mufti. After writing "As-Sahih", Imam Al-Bukhari returned to Bukhara, where he started to teach the interested people for the betterment of the society.
After falling into the conflict with Ahmad ibn Halid, the Takhirid's ruler of Bukhara, he was forced to leave the Bukhara. So, he moved to village Hartang near Samarkand and died there in 870.
Listed in top Uzbekistan Attractions, Imam Bukhari Mausoleum is included in the Imam Al-Bukhari complex. On Samarkand Tours, when you enter to the complex, you can see the well-designed beautiful gate way, manicured lawns and flowerbeds in a large court yard, prayers rooms, water tank, and a minaret.
This complex with its mausoleum is reflects the great work of Uzbekistan Architecture. The tomb covered by a blue dome supported by the marble pillars and the walls are decorated with light green, blue, and white glazed tiles, marble, onyx and granite. In mausoleum centre, there is a tombstone which is coated with light blue onyx. The burial place is under the ground beneath the tombstone and made of highly polished marble. The inscriptions engraved in Arabic on the tombstone of Imam Bukhari Mausoleum are the description of his life.
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There is nothing as per law in Uzbek that a woman must wear, so you can bring your clothes that you love to wear. However, the country has its own culture and we believe you won’t like to offend it. So, we recommend packing some light shirts, t-shirts, jeans and long-sleeved dresses covering knees. You need to wear a scarf or something that covers your head while entering a mosque. You can pack some swim-dress to wear near your pool at your hotel.
Well, it’s really up to you. Bring as much as you want to spend in Uzbekistan. The country is not much expensive but most for paying most of the things you will need cash. Cards are not much accepted here. You can exchange your money at the airport or in any hotel or banks of Uzbekistan (both in private & govt. bank). Keep in mind that you need to pay tips in restaurants and to porters (not mandatory, but expected as it’s almost a custom to tip).
No, drinking tap water isn’t considered safe in Uzbekistan. We highly recommend using bottled water while you are in Uzbekistan. Also, make sure to eat clean and well-cooked food. If you are visiting Uzbek inn hot time make sure to keep big water bottles as you will feel thirsty due to the hot climate especially in the day time.
Well, the answer is No. Uzbekistan is not only a magical country with a rich history and spectacular natural beauty but also a very friendly country to visit. If you are afraid of if it is safe, then let us tell you even the country is safe for solo woman travelers. Uzbek people are warm and friendly. They will easily welcome you as their guest. Choose a reliable tour operator and explore the best of the country without any fear.
Of course, you can avail alcohol in Uzbekistan. It is kind of part of their life. Alcohol is taken by many Uzbek people especially, the Russians. Soviet people introduced Vodka and other alcoholic drinks that are now a part of their life. However, some very strict Muslims don’t prefer drinking. However, it is allowed and legal in the country.
Uzbekistan is famous for its ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, and Tashkent that are explained in many historical stories. These places have some stunning old Islamic architecture buildings that make it famous. As well, the natural beauty, mountains, and rich history of the country usually fascinate its travelers.
Uzbek people eat many types of food in their daily life. The dishes of Uzbekistan are delicious. Mostly they eat and drink soups, meat dishes, floury dishes, bread, milk, and oriental sweets. They share their culinary style mostly with Turkic people. Mostly they have a whole meal in one pot. You can try some local cuisine during your visit to Uzbekistan like; Plov, Shashlik, Lagman Soup, Shurpa, Dimlama, Chuchvara, Samsa, and more.
While visiting to Uzbek you are recommended to have the following vaccination-
The country is best to visit at any time except the summer season (July & August). During these 2 months, the country is at its highest temperature that goes up to 40-degree Celsius. However, spring and autumn are a great time to visit Uzbek i.e. from April to May and September to early November. During this period the country remains dry with a clear sky and cool temp.
The tropical climate of the country is great for malaria mosquitoes; hence once malaria was the worst health threat in Uzbekistan. To protect people from falling ill in malaria the govt. of Uzbek has taken various steps and in 2010 the country became malaria-free. Now it has won the WHO certificate as a malaria-free country. Hence, you can stay stress-free about malaria.
In July 2018, Uzbekistan started an E-visa facility and there are 76 nationalists can apply for a visa online. You can go to the official E-visa site, and apply for your e-visa by filling a form online. The total cost is 20USD. It takes 2 to 3 working days for processing your visa and then you can get a confirmation in your mail. The payment you can do only in the working hours. If you are not from a country where you can go for e-visa, then you can go with the traditional way. You can book it from the embassy.
There are 21 countries that enjoy visa free entry to Uzbekistan. Here is the cost for Uzbekistan-
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa- US$60 to US$100 for most nationalities
Cost for 30-days single-entry or multiple-entry visa - $160 for US nationalities
Additional entry cost- $10Per entry