Turki Jandi Mausoleum

Turki Jandi Mausoleum information

Bukhara (Buxoro) , Uzbekistan
Street Namozgokh ko'chasi
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Lonely Planet review

Deep in the old town is the tiny, decrepit Turki Jandi mausoleum, favoured for getting one’s prayers answered. Its importance is signalled by the hundreds of other graves around it – allegedly in stacks 30m deep! Turki Jandi’s tomb is accessed through the mosque under the taller, second cupola. A well inside the mosque contains holy water that locals drink from a cooler near the complex entrance. Have the chatty mullah show you the sections of original 10th-century Arabic script on the mosque’s doors, allegedly inscribed by Turki Jandi himself.