There in Central Asia is beautiful and mysterious city, with Central Asian residents respectfully called – Holy Bukhara. There is one ancient belief, according to which from heaven to all cities of Islam, receive the blessing of grace light, but Bukhara is not the case – like light rises to the sky. This is not surprising, because Bukhara proudly call – the support of Islam. This city is home to many mosques and tombs of saints, which are revered in Islam.
Bukhara as well as its neighbor Samarkand has a number of important and sacred sites, monuments and just beautiful places where you can just enjoy the view. Over and over Bukhara endured a terrible and merciless war, foray, each time reborn from ashes like a Phoenix, increasing its greatness. Once Bukhara was a center of Great Silk Road and also the capital of one of the great States of Samanids. The rulers of this dynasty made a great contribution to the appearance of Bukhara, by the construction of beautiful buildings, caravanserais, madrasas and mosques. During the reign of this dynasty magnificent buildings such as the Kalyan minaret and Samanids mausoleum were built. As for more modern buildings, some of them were built by other dynasty –Astrakhanides and Shaybanids in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Today there are preserved not few great buildings, more than 140 monuments with its interesting history, unique style and special character which create mysterious tales. Bukhara is truly a fabulous city where it is easy to imagine yourself as a medieval traveler who walks in ancient neighborhoods and streets, like “through the pages of history.”
The historical center of Bukhara has been internationally recognized as a historical monument when in the early 90-s was included in the list of world cultural heritage by UNESCO.