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Ark Citadel


The citadel has always reliably protected the rulers of Bukhara. In addition to the shahs, it was also home to scientific and cultural figures of Asia – Avicenna and Omar Khayyam.

This place has its own beautiful history. According to legend, Siyavush, a young youth, wanted to marry the daughter of the ruler of Afrosiab. Afrosiab said that he would give his beloved daughter in marriage if the young man had the strength to build a fortress on a bull's hide, to which the young man agreed. A smart guy made a carpet out of skin, on which he erected an incredible citadel. At the moment, Ark is the oldest archaeological monument. It takes your breath away just to look at it.


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