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Historic Centre of Bukhara

Listed under Medieval Towns in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

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The Silk Road fed this city and the area surrounding it for hundreds of years, delivering art, culture, religion and scholarship to its door as well as trade.

People have inhabited this area since the Bronze Age, when it was an oasis in the dry steppes. It was the Persians who established the city here in the 6th Century BC and art and architecture of that time have been uncovered in the city, providing an insight into how important this city was for Central Asian history, art and culture. Today the centre of the city is still ripe with beautiful examples of mosque and madras architecture.

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“Historic Centre of Bukhara”

'Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. Monuments of particular interest include the famous t… Read more...

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“24 Hours In: Bukhara”

By Mark Stratton for The Independent First Published: Sunday, 9 July 2006 Wake up and smell the coffee 07.30: If the early morning muezzins' call hasn't woken you, the aroma of ripe fruits and fresh coffee for breakfast at Hotel Lyabi House (00 998 6… Read more...

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Bukhara has kept a medieval lay-out thanks to what each building, each house on its curve narrow small streets bears in itself charm of olden time. Here time borders are erased, here lose sensation of time …

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