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View over reflective pond

The best view of this unique mosque is over the reflective pond. We could only imagine the view as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Very nice mosque

With the water in the front this functioning mosque was very picturesque. The water was a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter R
Buderim, Australia
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Registan square, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best view of this unique mosque is over the reflective pond. We could only imagine the view as our day was very windy, ruining the reflections. The facade of the mosque is supported by 20 thin wooden columns. The roof painting is very good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the water in the front this functioning mosque was very picturesque. The water was a little green but the whole place was worthy of many photos.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Close to the Registan, it has 20, 12m-high pillars, that support the "iwan" and that are so slim they look like super-sized chopsticks. They are made from elm, poplar and walnut wood. Built in 1712, this mosque is the only hystoric building on this side...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This mosque in front of the ark citadel is quite different than your usual one. It has a pool in front and a striking wooden supporting columns very ornate. Inside it is a bit more ordinary but overall absolutely worth the visit

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The mosque has wooden beams on the outside and a fairly moden inside. The most interesting is the reflection of the mosque in the water located in front.

1  Thank PGIT
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The inside is not very exciting ( the decor is too modern and the cheap Chinese chandelier is horribly wrong) but the outside is beautiful. A lot of intricate details in the woodwork, columns and ceilings. The large pond in front could do with some...More

1  Thank sosthen
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Another amazing mosque, well worth a visit, with 20 pillars at the front which reflect in the large pool at the front marking it appear the buildings has 40 pillars, well worth the visit

1  Thank 368stephenn
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Fully functional mosque. Beautifully decorated. Great wooden columns with honeycomb design in front. Nice decor inside. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Bolo Khauz Mosque's entry way is a superb example of the wood carving prowess for its pillars and the amazing ceiling painting skills of Bukharan craftsmen. The interior is truly heavenly: it is more simply but strikingly decorated and so serene that most of the...More

1  Thank M A
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Across from the Ark Fortress is the Moschea Bolo-Khauz or Friday Mosque, which is another unique building in the city of Bukhara. The wooden pillars are a lovely touch and stand out in a world of mud-clay pillars and mosaics (which are beautiful too) but...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
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