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Off to beautiful Bukhara

Today after breakfast at our yurt camp we headed off on our 4 hour drive to the ancient city of Bukhara. Bukhara was a prominent stop on the Silk Road trade route between the East and the West.
After getting settled in our hotel our group walked to a popular square called Lyabi-Hauz for a traditional Uzbek lunch. Lyabi-Hauz is a delightful park area with cafes and a large water fountain all surrounded by ancient mulberry trees. This is very popular spot with the locals. After lunch we had free time to wander the streets on our own before meeting our group for dinner in the evening.
On our walk back into the old city for dinner we stopped and visited the Kalan Minaret at the Poi Kalan Islamic Complex. The beautiful 12th century minaret is 46 meters high and made out of baked bricks. It is fortunate that Genghis Khan spared this minaret when he destroyed most of the rest of the city in the 13th century.
After dinner at a rooftop restaurant a group of us stopped at a rooftop bar for a drink and enjoyed the view of Kalan Minaret lit up at night.

Lyabi-Hauz Square
Uzbek dolls
Kalan Minaret
Poi Kalan Islamic Complex
Sunset at Poi Kalan
Sunset at Poi Kalan
Evening shot of Kalan Minaret

Posted by Jimpat 04:34

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