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Moschea Bolo-khauz

Registan square, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Different and inspiring

This mosque in front of the ark citadel is quite different than your usual one. It has a pool in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ricardo B
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London, United Kingdom
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Unique Mosque

The mosque has wooden beams on the outside and a fairly moden inside. The most interesting is the... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
PGIT
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New Hyde Park, New York
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  • Average9%
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“active mosque” (4 reviews)
“bolo” (7 reviews)
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Registan square, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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"ark fortress"
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"impressive place"
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"silk road"
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"islamic architecture"
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"reflection"
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"portico"
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"ceiling"
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"friday"
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"interior"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mosque in front of the ark citadel is quite different than your usual one. It has a pool in front and a striking wooden supporting columns very ornate. Inside it is a bit more ordinary but overall absolutely worth the visit

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The mosque has wooden beams on the outside and a fairly moden inside. The most interesting is the reflection of the mosque in the water located in front.

1  Thank PGIT
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The inside is not very exciting ( the decor is too modern and the cheap Chinese chandelier is horribly wrong) but the outside is beautiful. A lot of intricate details in the woodwork, columns and ceilings. The large pond in front could do with some...More

1  Thank sosthen
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Another amazing mosque, well worth a visit, with 20 pillars at the front which reflect in the large pool at the front marking it appear the buildings has 40 pillars, well worth the visit

1  Thank 368stephenn
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Fully functional mosque. Beautifully decorated. Great wooden columns with honeycomb design in front. Nice decor inside. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Bolo Khauz Mosque's entry way is a superb example of the wood carving prowess for its pillars and the amazing ceiling painting skills of Bukharan craftsmen. The interior is truly heavenly: it is more simply but strikingly decorated and so serene that most of the...More

1  Thank M A
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Across from the Ark Fortress is the Moschea Bolo-Khauz or Friday Mosque, which is another unique building in the city of Bukhara. The wooden pillars are a lovely touch and stand out in a world of mud-clay pillars and mosaics (which are beautiful too) but...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I loved the wooden pole outside. The interior has been completely restored, though it was the portico that did it for me.

1  Thank scmp79
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is right across street from the main gate of Bukhara fortress. You may enter into the mosque for a quick look. You must wear modest dress and remove your shoes in order to enter. This place is full of history, so would be better...More

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Built in 1712 , in front of the Ark citadel in the Registan district . It served before the unification with Bolshevik Russia (1920) as a Friday mosque (main mosque) where the emir of Bukhara came to pray

Thank Nirav D
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