Chor-Minor, Bukhara

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Admire the charm of four elegant towers of Chor-Minor, a historic mosque and madrasa, and part of a World Heritage Site. Completed in 1807 by Turkmen Khalif Niyazkul, these round baked-brick towers feature unique ornamentation and numerous sky-blue tiled domes. Their ornateness represents more of a Hindu style than the rest of Uzbek architecture in Bukhara. Three of them served as storage space, while the fourth one has a staircase leading to the top. Climb that staircase to get a panorama of the city, and stop in the small souvenir shop inside the complex. Plan to visit Chor-Minor during your Bukhara vacation using our convenient Bukhara road trip planning app .
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  • On the outskirts of Bukhara, crossing a maze of intricate alleys, you reach this very particular square building on the sides of which stands 4 towers reminiscent of minarets. Due to its peculiarity, the structure has earned the curious nickname of "upside-down chair"! Chor Minor is what remains of a madrasa that was built, at his own expense, by a wealthy Turkmen merchant in the early 1800s.
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  • Hidden in the residential streets of the city lies this building. It was a hot sunny day and the blue of the minarets stood out incredibly. It was a pity we couldn't visit the interior but it was tota...  more »
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  • One of the most unique mosque in the world. It's small, but the four towers are awesome. Great in late March or early April with the blossoms. Absolutely must see in Buhkara.
  • Its simple.( Inside Art shop) ,nothing special
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