Hotel Malika Bukhara
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... a fascinating character who was even photographed by Gorsky. He was educated in St Petersburg and picked up a lot of European influences which are evidenced in his pretty garish palace on the outskirts of town. The story of the sighting of the palace is one of the more remarkable that I have come across - as in order to find the coolest and freshest place for his palace the Emir ordered sheep carcasses to be hung all over the city, building it in the location ...
... excavated, and the old caravanserai.
He also took us through what used to be the Jewish Quarter of the Old Town, and we had a peek inside one of Bukhara's two remaining synagogues and some 500-year-old Sifrei Torah. Bukhara is home to one of the world's most ancient and unique Jewish communities, dating back as far as -- some claim -- the second century. (There are theories dating the community from even further back than that, or claims that ...
... Khan was so in awe of it that he let it stand. It has withstood earthquakes apparently because layers of straw were used under the foundation. There is a mosque now functioning as a carpet museum but it is poorly done. Inside there has been an excavation that uncovered a Zoroastrian temple so the mosque was built on top of the old religious site. The Bukhara carpets are famous but it doesn't seem to have been a carpet making center ...
... Those were tough times to be an alien abroad... ( I should add that this Emir, Nasrullah, was the worst of them, known as 'the Butcher', having killed off his brothers and 28 relatives in order to clear the path to the throne...)
I could go on detailing the fabulous buildings at length, but I'll spare you! However I have to mention the Kalon ('great') Minaret and its neighbours. Built way back in 1127 ...
... workers, we been told because many underage children work in the fields.
The cities and sights on the tourist track here have been a bit too sanitized and sterilized. The old areas have been cordoned off and are often shielded from the tourist eyes. We see what they want us to see. Only the more adventurous dare to wander off the neatly paved roads and beyond the highly touted tourist sights on ...
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