About Bukhara

About Bukhara

Bukhara – The Capital of Islamic Culture

Sacred Bukhara is one of the tourist gems of Uzbekistan. The historic city centre is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The age of the city exceeds 2500 years.

Popular landmarks

✔️Great minarets, mosques and madrassas;

✔️ Ancient citadels, mausoleums and tombs;

✔️Centre of the Islamic East and many objects for pilgrimage;

✔️ Ancient centres of trade and crafts.

Climate 🌡

The climate here can be described as hot and arid in the summer, so if you want to travel to Bukhara at this time of the year, be sure to bring an umbrella and sunscreen with you. Winters in Bukhara are rather mild, but warm things should not be neglected.

Gifts and souvenirs 🛍

On Bukhara streets, you can find many different souvenir shops and workshops. Sometimes it seems that all souvenirs are the same, but this is not true! Each seller have something to surprise you! Bukhara is the weaving capital of Uzbekistan! If you want to purchase stylish and modern wardrobe elements with the national elements, you should visit Bukhara! Most of the shops are located along Lyabi-Hauz Square and in the shopping domes, which are located next to the famous Poi-Kalyan Ensemble. In addition to the clothes, you can buy ikat fabric. Armani trading house have used such this fabric in its collection. It is, of course, not cheap, but its price is fully justified. Bukhara is also famous for its carpets. The quality of the carpets is not inferior to the Indian, Pakistani and Iranian, and sometimes even surpass! For exotic lovers, Bukhara can offer musical instruments that are made on its territory with special skill or handmade knives.

Сuisine 🍽

The main dish of all cities of Uzbekistan is pilaf. Traveling across the regions of the country, you will be surprised how many different types of this dish is being prepared. In every city, people are convinced that pilaf of their region is the best in the country! Only having tasted it in all regions, you are able to understand which one is the best for you. Osh-Sophie is considered dietary because of the cooking method. It is being prepared in a peculiar way; it is not mixed, unlike in Andijan or Tashkent. Another feature is that it is cooked only in a copper cauldron. Bukhara dishes also include khalis or kaish. Follow the link to read more about Uzbek cuisine.

Photo zones

An integral part of every trip is photography! In this section, we introduce you the most beautiful places in this city, where you can make the best shots.

History 🏺

This majestic city, according to the most conservative estimates, is more than 2500 years old and there are many ancient mosques, madrassas and tombs of the Islamic saints on its territory. Throughout the history, people have said that graceful light descends from heaven to all Muslim cities, but only above Bukhara this light will rise to heaven. Bukhara is the only city in Central Asia whose history was almost completely documented by the famous historian of the X century – Narshakhi. In his writings, he said that no city had as many names as Bukhara. In China in the V century, it was called Nyumi, during the Tang Empire, it was called An, Ansi, Buho and Buhe. However, most often in history it is mentioned as Bukhara. According to the etymologists, this name comes from the Sogdian “bukharak”, which translates as “happy place”. Now on the territory of Bukhara there are more than 140 monuments belonging to the different eras, quarters and even entire areas, erected more than one century ago, have been preserved. Bukhara is also called the city of poetry and fairy tales, as the whole old city is full of legends and stories! By the way, the historical part of the city was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.