Bukhara: Second Time's a Charm
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.