Bukhara (2005, 2010, and 2012)

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Uzbek figurines on sale in the streets of Bukhara.

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Po-i-Kalyan ensemble, which consists of the Kalyan minaret, the Kalyan mosque, and the Mir-i-Arab madrasah:

 

- Kalyan minaret and other domes.

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- Kalyan minaret and portal of Kalyan mosque (right). The minaret is 45.6m high and 9m in diameter at the base.

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- Other views of Kalyan minaret.

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- Courtyard of Kalyan mosque and portal to main chamber.

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- Gallery around the courtyard of Kalyan mosque. The photo shows only a few of its 208 pillars.

 

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- Portal of Mir-i-Arab madrasah and its two domes. Kalyan minaret projects its shadow on the madrasah′s doorsteps.

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- Detail of portal of Mir-i-Arab madrasah and right dome.

 

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- Inside Mir-i-Arab madrasah.

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Ark fortress: entrance gate and encircling walls (~790m in length).

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Bolo Kauzh mosque.

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Chashma-Ayub mausoleum.

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Ismail Samanids mausoleum.

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Abdullaziz-khan madrasah. I took this photo in 2005 before a recent renovation of the madrasah. The small photo on the right (not taken by me) shows the portal after renovation.

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Magoki-Attori mosque.

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Portal of Nadir Divan-begi madrasah (left) and a statue of Hoja Nasreddin (a wise man who lived during the 13th century and is remembered for his funny stories) in front of it. The madrasah and the statues are located on the west side of Lyabi-Hauz water reservoir.

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Char Minar madrasah. Char Minar, which means ′′four minarets′′, has four different minarets.

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Domed and covered bazaars.

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Puppets created by Master Iskander Khakimov.

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Beautiful, comfortable, and very friendly Amulet hotel/guesthouse. Originally a small madrasah, it has been tastefully remodeled into a small hotel.

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