Religious tour in
Kukeldash madrassah (XVI c) The grand 16th c. Madrassah has domed courtyard. Now the building is returned to service as an Islamic school. Beside it is the tiny 15th c. Juma mosque.
Navoi Theatre - by 1940, Soviet planners had decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war completed construction in 1947.
You will be shown as well the medieval center of Tashkent, Hasti Imam square and visit there the Mausoleum of Kafal Shashi, a mystical poet and interpreter of Koran of the 10th century, who later was worshiped as a Saint.
Also, you'll see the functioning Barakhan Madrassah, which accommodates the Clerical Board of Central Asian Moslems, and its famous Library, with over 30.000 books, 3500 manuscripts and the precious sample of the Holy Koran, written by the fourth Caliph Osman and bearing stains of his blood on its pages.
After a short overview of the present-day
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer (289 km, 4 hours) to
Also, you visit the tremendous Bibi Khanum Mosque, which was built upon Tamerlane's order to symbolize the power of Allah. In its yard you'll see the massive stone book-holder, which, as legend goes, was once used for the Holy Book which is now kept in
Breakfast at the hotel. You start by attending the
Then, you visit the Tomb of Tamerlane, Guri Amir Mausoleum, which also contains the tomb of Mir Seiid Bereke, Tamerlane's spiritual tutor.
After lunch you are taken 12 km north from
Then, you go to see the Mausoleum of Khodja Daniar or Saint Daniel, a prophet of the Old Testament. This holy place is recognized by Islam, Christianity and Judaism as one of eminent pilgrimage destinations. Overnight in
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day city sightseeing tour. The places to be visit:
Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc) built by Timur to be biggest mosque at time. Architect, craftsmen & painters built it for the period of 5 years. Gur Amir mausoleum (XV c) Timurids dynastic burial vault. A unique monument of arhitecture with blue ribbed tessellated dome
Hodja Akhrar mosque & madrassah between 1630 and 1635 Bukharan vizier Nadir Divanbegi incorporated the funerary mosque built by Akhrar's sons into a large madrassah. South of the madrassah is the ornate Khodja Akhrar mosque (17th-20th centuries). Overnight in Samarqand.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to
ARK Fortress (VI - XIX c) - in middle ages it was a whole town with the emirs house, with wives, mosques mint place, government institutes, store rooms, a prison and a square for public executions.
Bolo Khauz Mosque (1712) Mosque Near the Pool.
Samanid's mausoleum (IX - X c) - it was the first building in Central Asia constructed from backed bricks in the shape of a cube covered by a dome with unrepeatable geometrical brickwork design - a masterpiece of world architecture.
Chashma Ayub Mausoleum - (a place where Job the Prophet once worked wonders) - the original construction dates from the 12th century rule of Karakhanid Arslan Khan, the earliest surviving dome was raised by Amir Temur in 1380 over the existing tomb chamber.
Poikalon (XII - XVI c) architectural ensemble in the center of old Bukhara - includes the cathedral mosque "Masjidi Kalon", "Miri Arab" madrasah and the highest minaret (46 m) at that time in the Orient.
Lyabi - Haus (XVI - XVII c) - a complex with Nodir - Devon Begi madrasahs big pool surrended by trees
Ulugbek Madrassah 1417 was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timutid ruler (the other two stand in
Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (1652), glittering in mercifully unrestored 17th century glory Tim Abdullakhan was built in 1577 and was one of the most elegant trade halls in
Trading Domes consists of three trading centers: Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) - Jeweler's Bazaar, Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon - Cap Maker's Bazaar, Tok-i-Sarrafon - Moneychanger's Bazaar.
Magoki Attori - in 937 the four-pillared mosque was burn the ground in a city-wide fire and in the 12th century the present mosque was erected, from which the focus of the mosque, the original southern portal remains.
We will organise for you folklore evening in Nodir Dewon Begi Medressa. Overnight in
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning you go out of
Then, you visit Chor Bakr, a complex of tombstones, one of which belongs to the famous founder of Djuybar Hajjis, Abu Bakr Saad, the grandson of the outstanding Bukhara Sufi Islam Djuybari (16 century AD).After completing your excursions you depart for
Departure home with great memories and experiences of