Bukhara in was historically one of the great trading cities along the Silk Road. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Sanskrit the word Bukhara means "abbey".

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The , built in the 10th century C.E, is located in the North-Western part of Bukhara, , just outside its historic center. is situated 2½ km west of Bukhara. Photo: HylgeriaK, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Kalyan minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara, and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. Photo: Ipaat, Public domain.

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of Bukhara is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara, that was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD. is situated 1½ km west of Bukhara. Photo: Khanra, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Localities in the Area

is situated 2 km west of Bukhara. Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, CC BY 2.0.


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