Bukhara: Second Time's a Charm

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

A further look into Bukhara to unravel the Citadel Ark, the Samanids Mausoleum, the Bolo-Khauz Mosque and the local bazaars.

Scale up the Citadel Ark, the highest point of the city and a 4th century fortress residence of Bukhara khans. Located just opposite of the Ark is the Bolo-Khauz Mosque with an ancient pond.

Follow the trail of history further into the 9th century Samanids Mausoleum, an architectural masterpiece with semi-spherical dome and balanced design. Erected as a burial site of Ismail Samani’s father, it is it was constructed during a time when building such crypts was against Islamic law.

Feel the buzz of the local life as you explore some local bazaars.
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