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Great Minaret of the Kalon

Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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Stunning Architecture

Observe the artillery damage on the back side from Russian invasion - I was in Bukhara the day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colleen587
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Duluth, Minnesota
Fairytale stuff

Wonderful minaret in a wonderful setting. One of the many fairy tale sights of Bukhara. Catch it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sosthen
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Travelers talk about
“old city” (8 reviews)
“great photos” (2 reviews)
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Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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"tallest building"
in 4 reviews
"old city"
in 8 reviews
"great photos"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"awe inspiring"
in 2 reviews
"central asia"
in 9 reviews
"silk road"
in 7 reviews
"surrounding buildings"
in 2 reviews
"main mosque"
in 2 reviews
"impressive place"
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"ancient times"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"kalon"
in 17 reviews
"throw"
in 15 reviews
"minaret"
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"death"
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"tower"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Observe the artillery damage on the back side from Russian invasion - I was in Bukhara the day after the end of Ramadan, and also the very beginning of the "shoulder season", so hardly any crowds which I prefer and makes for great photo ops...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful minaret in a wonderful setting. One of the many fairy tale sights of Bukhara. Catch it at sunset when the soft light caresses the structure, accentuates the decor, and you can make great photos.

Thank sosthen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So that's one negative. I was all excited too. It used to be open, but The President closed it after all the events with Russia/Syria, etc. What this has to do with Uzbekistan, I don't quite understand. But guides are supportive of the decision. Of...More

Thank gregsf11
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

THis Minaret, Mosque and Madrasa, are all wonderful, and worth a visit, to insspect them all. Yes they all look alike, but they are not, and fantastic

Thank 368stephenn
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A dare say that this place is one of those on Earth where a visitor gets speechless of the striking beauty and harmony of the architecture and ornaments of the group of buildings. The beauty of the surrounding buildings of the Mosque and the Madrassa...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The minaret is a feat of engineering, beautiful in its own right, in a simply spectacular and awe inspiring setting.

Thank Kiwitraveler59
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Perhaps the centre of attraction in Bukhara, other than the old city itself, the minaret is a beautiful structure that tells a lot of history on this once great Silk Road city. A top priority site when visiting Bukhara

Thank b0navue
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

With its 46 meters this minaret has been a precious landmark for caravans travelling along the Silk Way in the past. It's also been used for the executions, in fact criminals were thrown down from its top till the first year of the last century.

Thank Davide T
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I couldn't look at this minaret enough, whether in the morning, afternoon, or evening light. Beautiful.

Thank KMandKWM
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The minaret is impressive but so is its setting on the square. This is a wonderful spot to spent some time admiring the architecture and enjoying the atmosphere. It is easy to walk to from Lyab-i-Hauz in the main street of old Bukhara. There is...More

Thank Oratia_Chris
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