Bukhara: travel, what to see, a stop on the Silk Road
Journey of Bukhara, where it is, historical references, attractions, monuments and places to visit.
Bukhara is located in Uzbekistan, within an oasis in the desert of Kyzylkum, on the lower reaches of the Zeravshan about 250 Km. Downstream of Samarkand. Very old city located along the Silk Road, Bukhara for many centuries was the religious center, culture and science of primary importance in Central Asia.
Its urban fabric remained practically intact, is an interesting example of medieval Central Asian city. Thanks to its favorable geographical location, the economy of Bukhara has always been thriving, despite invasions over the centuries from Genghis Khan to the army of Russia.
What to see in Bukhara
His architectural masterpieces are the famous Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, small building to be admired for its simplicity, the famous Kalon minaret, built in 1127, 47 meters high, the sight of which even Genghis Khan was very impressed and ordered not to destroy it, the Magoki-Attari mosque with minaret above, is of great visual impact, the Ark, the ruins of the oldest building in the city, corresponding to the royal city inhabited from the fifth century until 1920 when it was bombed by the Red Army, the Madrassah of Ulugbek (1447), the Lyabi Hauz complex, built around a large swimming pool and Char Minar, a building of four minarets.
The historic center of Bukhara has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.