Bukhara stands as one of the finest and oldest cities in the world. The history of Bukhara spans over 2600 years and it has been a centre of power, politics, culture and development since its inception. Bukhara is rich in historical sites, with about 140 architectural monuments. The city served as the capital of the Samanid empire and Khanate of Bukhara and was the birthplace of Imam Bukhari.
Ismail Samani Mausoleum, the 9th-century monument whose exterior is an intricate pattern of delicate masonry resembling the lace; majestic Ark fortress, once a fortified residence of the rulers of Bukhara; Kalyan Minaret whose vertical lines mark the city skyline at about 50 metres; a living maze of numerous mosques and madrasahs, caravanserais, baths and multi-domed market buildings - all these monuments are inimitable gems of Holy Bukhara.
As time progressed, various monuments, palaces and religious buildings have been constructed in the city and these now stand as beautiful tourist attractions and a reminder of the cities glorious past. Bukhara is consistently ranked as one of the top tourist destinations in Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
Let's explore the most stunning landmarks, attractions and spots in Bukhara you shouldn’t miss.
Top Sights of Bukhara