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Bukhara is the capital city of Bukhara province of Uzbekistan. It is situated on the Silk Road and acted as a center of trade, scholarship, culture and religion. with history of over 2,000 years. Bukhara is one of the best examples of well preserved Islamic cities of central Asia of the 10th to 17th centuries, and listed as World Cultural Heritage Site in 1993, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas.

The major sites in the Historical Center of Bukhara

Po-iKalan Complex –also called Poi Kalan, contains of Kalyan minaret, Kalan Mosque and Mir-i Arab Madrassah. Kalyan minaret – known as the tower of death(where criminals were executed by being thrown off the top ), was made in the form of a circular-pillar brick tower, narrowing upwards, of 9 meters at base, 6 meters overhead and 45.6 meters in height.

Ismail Samani Mausoleum is one of the most esteemed sights of central Asia architecture, was constructed in the 9th century.

Chashama-Auyb Mausoleum – located near the Samani Mausoleum, constructed during the reign of Timur and features a Khwarazm-style conical dome uncommon in Bukhara.

Other major sites in the historical center are Lab-I Hauz, Bukhara Fortress, the Ark, mosque of Ali el hamadoni, Char Minor and so on.