The spectacular-looking Ark, a royal town-within-a-town, is Bukhara’s oldest structure, occupied from the 5th century right up until...
The Ark, a royal town-within-a-town, is Bukhara's oldest structure, occupied from the 5th century right up until 1920, when it was...
Bolo Hauz Chaikhana
This large chaikhana in the park opposite the Ark is an ideal place for a cheap and simple meal of Uzbek salads, soups, plov or beef...
Water Tower information
Beside Bolo-Hauz Mosque (opposite the Ark) is a now-disused 33m water tower , built by the Russians in 1927. If you are going to climb this, you best not be afraid of heights or rickety-looking Soviet structures. The views of the Ark and beyond are worth the sum1000 demanded by the local shepherd or whoever else is around.