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Majestic site in Bukhara

One of the highest Minarets in Uzbekistan. It is very impressive in its design, which is based on... read more

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Gad N
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My favorite story was that Ghengis Khan was so impressed that he left it standing when he decimated... read more

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Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the highest Minarets in Uzbekistan. It is very impressive in its design, which is based on structured decorations in the minaret and less on the use of colorful tiles like the other Minarets. Massive construction. Even more beautiful when lit at night. A...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite story was that Ghengis Khan was so impressed that he left it standing when he decimated everything else around it. The square containing the minaret, madrassa, and mosque are the highlight of Bukhara. Near the Ark, easy walk. But Ark is kind of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful piece of architecture that survived destruction by being useful to the enemy as a watchtower. It is spectacular by day but part of a fairyland view at night when it is lit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive minaret with a plethora of different brick work. Must visit both during day and night (tower is lit up at night). On a Saturday night you might catch a traditional/ modern folk show in the square in front of the palace, worth a visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing during the days time but the best time for photos is at night time just fabulous colours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place! I spent 2 hours there such was the ambience of the place. We had it virtually to ourselves too! Whilst there the call to prayer sounded for an unforgettable few minutes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing minaret, beautiful, so high I couldn't believe it. It is also beautiful during the night, when it is nicely lit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautifull, must be seen at daylight and in the evening when the lights are on. Walk a little bit further to get nice picture with all the domes on it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The great Minaret was spared destruction when the rest of the city was levelled and it remains a landmark . It is not open for general tourists ( at least not during our visit) but it was quite enough to enjoy its splendour in the...More

Thank Egpos
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We kept going back to this square where you can see 4 madrasahs and minaret. Amazing architecture, workmanship.

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