Holy Bukhara is the capital of Islamic culture, which keeps the centuries-old traditions and ancient rituals. As one of the sayings sound:

“On all Muslim cities light descends from heaven, but only in Bukhara it rises to the sky”.

It is here that the largest number of Islamic saints’ tombs, mausoleums and mosques are concentrated, and the city itself has been center of Islamic civilization.
The Ark Fortress in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The Ark Fortress is a huge fortress which had always been the protection end support for the rulers of Bukhara. The history of the Ark is still shrouded in mystery. As long ago as the 1-3th centuries CE this magnificent castle was the seat of the rulers of Bukhara.

Traditional tea house in Lyabi-Hauz square, Bukhara. Photograph: Lucas Vallecillos/Alamy

About Bukhara

Bukhara – a concentration of unique attractions – ancient monuments and buildings located here are known all over the world. Many of them are under the UNESCO protection.  In Bukhara, the Ark fortress, Poi – Kalyan ensemble, Labi – Hauz architectural complex, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Sitorai Mokhi – Khosa Palace, the complex of Bakhouddin Nakshbandi every day delight the eyes of visitors of magnificent city. And these are just some examples of ancient architecture, which indicate a high level of architectural skills of ancient craftsmen.

Popular landmarks

Sightseeing in Bukhara: popular landmarks, historical monuments, recreation and art.