A trip to Bukhara from the “Tashkent Law Spring”

A trip to Bukhara from the “Tashkent Law Spring”

11.02.2020, 11:31

A trip to Bukhara from the “Tashkent Law Spring”

As reported earlier, UNWTO has released the list of the top 20 fastest growing countries in the world. The tourism industry of Uzbekistan was on the fourth place in the list of fastest growing economies in the world.

Due to the high attention paid to tourism in our country, historical sites attract more and more tourists from our country and abroad. The International Law Forum “Tashkent Law Spring” also announced a cultural program that will allow visitors to visit historic sites, monuments and shrines.

This program includes trips to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva-Nukus, Tashkent, Fergana region. Forum participants can also visit the great city of Bukhara.

Bukhara is one of the historical cities of Uzbekistan. It was one of the largest shopping centers on the Great Silk Road. The city of Bukhara is located in the southwest of the country, downstream of the Zarafshan River.

During the tour, guests will visit in Bukhara the Labi Hovuz complex, Minorai Kalon, Masjidi Kalon, Ark of Bukhara, Samanid Mausoleum, Bolo-Hauz mosque, Modarhon Madrassah, Chor Bakr complex.

Labi Hauz ensemble - one of the central squares of Bukhara, the architectural ensemble was created in the 16th - 17th centuries. The area consists of the Kukeldash, Devon Begi madrassahs and the Devon Begi nursery. The size of the ensemble is 150x200 meters. Labi Hauz ensemble is a vibrant shopping area because of the proximity of the main street to the trading dunes and the extreme density of construction in Bukhara.

Minorai Kalon (Big Tower), Arslan Khan Tower is an architectural monument in Bukhara, the foundation of which is made of stone and special mortar. The depth of 9 m, the height of 50 m, the edge of the trunk, the trunk itself and the top of the dome are tied to the cage. The tower slopes upwards and ends with the muqarnas. You can observe the surroundings through the 16-hole windows in the cage. 104 spiral staircases at the tower lead to the top of the tower.

The Masjidi Kalon Mosque is a unique architectural example of the Middle Ages and was built by the khans of the Sheibanid dynasty. The peculiarity of the architectural monument is that it is not inferior in size to mosques in Samarkand.

Ark of Bukhara is located in the heart of the castle, where the rulers' camp of the ancient Central Asian cities had place. Written historical sources also mention such names as kohan, koha, castle and tomb. The fortress was built on a natural high hill or a specially created high hill, surrounded by a high wall and had one or two gates. Inside the Arch were the houses of kings and princes, officials and commanders, government buildings, the mint, mosques, cisterns and other buildings.

Samanid Mausoleum is the most recognizable site in the Islamic World. Ismail Samani Mausoleum in Bukhara shows the rise and development of architectural and building techniques in the ninth century in Bukhara. The mausoleum is a great architectural work that preserves the traditions of ancient architecture.

Bolo-Hauz mosque - The only preserved monument in Registan Square is the pool, mosque and tower. The oldest part of the complex is the pool Bolo- Hauz. It is one of the oldest pools in Bukhara.

Modarikhon Madrasah is an architectural monument in Bukhara. Which is located on the opposite to the Abdullahan madrasah. The two form a dual Madrassah complex. Modarikhon Madrassah was built in honor of Abdullahan's mother. Each of the rooms has a door and a triangular grille on top of it. The other sides of the Modarhan Madrassah are decorative. In the center is a rectangular courtyard. There is a classroom and a mosque in the two corners of the courtyard which  are covered with a dome. The coating is made of plaster in the form of a mesh.

Chor Bakr architectural complex The architectural monument that is located in the Sumitan area of Bukhara. The four famous Sheikhs who lived here were associated with the name of this place. Near the Sheikhs' cemetery, Abdullah II built an architectural complex that included a hall, a mosque, a madrassah and a large garden. The room consists of a dome room and terrace. The decoration includes cushioned ornaments and large kufic inscriptions, and bouquets of flowers on both sides.