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TravelPod Member ReviewsMinzifa Hotel Bukhara
gorgeous, thats all i can say. If you get a chance to stay here then you have a wonderful tour operator. My room was huge! Beautiful decor. Walking distance to the old city. Only downer....toillet didnt flush very well.
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Sorry, another brief history lesson. Bokhara had been a city on the Silk Road for a long time but blossomed under the Samanids in the 9th and 10th century and at its height it had over 300 mosques and 100 medrassas (my other book says 250) which schooled pupils from as far away as Yemen and Andalucia and had a Royal Library containing 45,000 …
After a stop at ruins of the ancient Parthian capital of Nissa (they came to the area after Alexander and the Greeks. 105 BC they officially made trade agreements with China. The Silk Route is born. ) Then it was on to a much anticipated stop of this trip: a horse farm. Turkmenistan has a native breed of horse called Akhal Tekke. They are known for their sleek build and gold sheen in their coats, which was hard to ...
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* Bukhara's oldest structure the Ark, has been occupied by leaders and their families from the 5C right up to 1920 when it was bombed by the Russians. It was a royal town within a town. It is also the place where 2 Brits working on her Majesty's service ( Queen Victoria ) were imprisoned and later ...
... over a beer or two with some cyclists heading from Europe to Southern China, we leave in search of 'proper food'.
... every 35 km since that was the distance of a day's travel. Each caravansary had a 55 meter minaret that was used as a lighthouse. With that height the light could be seen in the desert from 35 km away, so at night one caravansary could be seen from the next. Rain water was collected in underground cisterns called sardovas, and travelers staying in the caravansary could get water for free.
We drove a short distance outside the city to the burial site of ...