This ancient Bukharan bathhouse, in the shadow of the Kalon Minaret, is for women only. It's traditionally where women bring their...
When it was built by the Karakhanid ruler Arslan Khan in 1127, the Kalon Minaret was probably the tallest building in Central Asia –...
Opposite the Kalon mosque, its luminous blue domes in sharp contrast to the surrounding brown, is the working Mir-i-Arab Medressa....
Silk Road Spices
This boutique teahouse offers a delightful diversion from all that sightseeing. It has six spicy varieties of tea and coffee, served...
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...
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Kalon Mosque information
At the foot of the minaret, on the site of an earlier mosque destroyed by Chinggis Khan, is the 16th-century congregational Kalon Mosque, big enough for 10,000 people. Its courtyard has some spectacular tile work. Used in Soviet times as a warehouse, it was reopened as a place of worship in 1991.