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...
The spectacular-looking Ark, a royal town-within-a-town, is Bukhara’s oldest structure, occupied from the 5th century right up until...
At the foot of the minaret, on the site of an earlier mosque destroyed by Chinggis Khan, is the 16th-century congregational Kalon...
It’s known more for its fabulous view of Mir-i-Arab than for its food, but you can still eat passably here, though you may be swamped by...
Behind the Ark is Zindon, the jail, now euphemistically called the Museum of Law & Legislation . Cheerful attractions include a torture chamber, shackles used on prisoners and several dungeons, including the gruesome fourth cell, the 6.5m deep kanakhona (bug pit), where Stoddart and Conolly languished in a dark chamber filled with lice, scorpions and other vermin. There are also some fascinating early 20th century photographs of pre-Soviet Bukhara taken by Russian photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky.