Hotel Malika Bukhara

25 Shaumyana Street Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bukhara

The Holy City

A travel blog entry by ahartry

113

... water rained down on the prisoners as an additional form of punishment.

Now, the highlight: the Kalyan or Kalon minaret and mosque. The minaret was built in 1127 and was for a time the tallest structure in Central Asia. According to the legend, Genghis Khan found it so beautiful that he could not destroy it, although he was happy to destroy most of the city. The mosque itself is gorgeous as well. We walked through the arched ...

No Man's Land

A travel blog entry by ahartry

13

... ended up with three t-shirts and some postcards – I hope it was worth it. In any case, before our planned 9:30am departure time, we were on the road.

We began to follow the same road toward Merv, then turned off right before the ancient city and headed another direction. During the drive, our guide told us stories from ancient poets … one, who I will have to try to learn more about – he has a monument in Bukhara – told many funny stories, including ...

Beautiful Bukhara

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

27

... from Afghanistan and silk carpets from Bukhara. They are all beautiful. Almost every tree in this town is a mulberry tree! The Stoddard and Conelly story comes from the 1840's. Stoddard managed to get himself imprisoned by the Emir, basically due to his arrogance and bad intelligence. After 3 years Conelly came to rescue him but failed and got himself thrown in the pit as well. They were both marched out of the palace made to ...

The splendor of fabled Bukhara

A travel blog entry by wenzels

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... of height, the highest building on Earth. Allegedly Genghis Khan was so impressed by it he had it spared. Later known as the Tower of Death it witnessed the demise of many a convicted criminal hurled from its roof tied up nicely in a sack to ease the ensuing cleanup. The Minaret looms over beautiful Mir-i-Arab Medrassa and the airy Kalon Mosque.

We really enjoyed our stroll through the old ...

WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN

A travel blog entry by mek1

20

... a well exists that is said to have holy water for it was found by Job when he knocked his staff on the ground and water sprang out of it. A dome covering this well was ordered to be built by Tamerlane in the 13-14th century. We then walked across a large park to the Samanid Mausoleum. It was built between the 9th and 10th centuries by Ismail Samanid as a tomb for his father and it then became the family mausoleum. It is a ...

Location

This hotel, located on 25 Shaumyana Street Bukhara, Bukhara, is near Chor-Minor, Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, Afrasiab, and Mir-i Arab Madrasah.
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