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Great Minaret of the Kalon

Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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3 day visit Buchara

The old city is like a museum and you feel like you live the thousand and one nights time! People... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
marianeocleous
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Magnificent minaret

Tall minaret located on a square between a madrasah and a mosque. Unfortunately it is not possible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jonotennis
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Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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"tallest building"
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"central asia"
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"beautiful area"
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"amazing history"
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"old city"
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"main mosque"
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"silk road"
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"impressive place"
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"ancient times"
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"lots of history"
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"early in the morning"
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"large square"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The old city is like a museum and you feel like you live the thousand and one nights time! People are friendly and everything is inexpensive!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tall minaret located on a square between a madrasah and a mosque. Unfortunately it is not possible to go up the minaret due to its age. Notes: There’s a terrace cafe-bar at the opposite end of the square to the minaret with a roof-top area...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This minaret is, so far, is a very nice one minaret similar to Khiva’s. Its setting is very good next to a large mosque.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a town that is far more compact than Tashkent or Samarkand, this site is outstanding. Supposedly spared by Genghis Khan when he raised everything else it is magnificent. I have absolutely no regret taking a detour to Bukhara.

Thank Fenway2013
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Breathtaking next to a mosque that anyone can visit. This is the charm of Bukhara, as a visitor who is not a muslim you can visit and appreciate the magnificent buildings in peace and without the morality police watching your every move. A true example...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic historical city with endless sights . Be prepared for long walks and many steps to climb ! Well worth the visit.

Thank louiseadel
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

My first view of the Minaret was at sunset. The entire square was one of the most beautiful places. Next day it was phenomenal to stand underneath and look up at the beautiful blue Uzbek sky. Great stories associated with the tower.

Thank scmp79
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

It's the landmark of Bukhara, can't go up though. Walk around it to get views from different angles.

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

The minaret, designed by Bako, was built by the Qarakhanid ruler Mohammad Arslan Khan in 1127 to summon Muslims to prayer five times a day. This tower so impressed Genghis Khan that he ordered it to be spared when all around was destroyed by his...More

3  Thank Nirav D
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

The minaret is worth the climb up if you have the time and lungs for it. Gives a great view of the old city of Bukhara. I also used it as reference point to help navigate back to hotel

Thank TheTravelPirate
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