Complex Bolo Khauz

Complex Bolo Khauz

The only monument that extants up to date, in Registan square is a Complex of Bolo-Khauz. It is located directly opposite the Ark, which was the residence of Bukhara rulers. This complex includes, reservoir, Friday mosque and minaret. From three components of this monument, the most ancient is Bolo-Khauz pond, which translates as “bol” – a child, a “house” – a pond, so – Children’s pond. In ancient times, these kind of ponds were a source of water for local residents and there were many in the city, but alas, to our days they remained slightly.

The mosque, which is a complex of Bolo-Khauz, was ordered to build by the wife of the ruler of Bukhara in 1712. However, the fact that the mosque was commissioned to build by the wife of the ruler is just one of the assumptions, unfortunately reliable information about who managed to build the construction of this mosque have not preserved. The only thing we know is that the construction of the mosque dates to the 18th century. Despite the fact that during the construction period in Bukhara khanate was a decline both in culture and in economy, this beautiful mosque was managed to build.

Mosque Bolo-Khauz remains in people’s memory at a glance with its amazing painted multicolumn ayvan (it’s like a veranda). The ceiling of this place is made of wood which is decorated with rich carvings and floral and geometric patterns. And all this beauty, with a minaret is reflected in the calm water of beautiful pond.

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