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Great Minaret of the Kalon

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Address: Khodja Nurobobod Street, Bukhara 200100, Uzbekistan

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An ancient place

perfect place for guests, tourists and also natieve people too. there a lot of old shelters, high tree.

Reviewed 22 February 2017
dostonsharopov
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

perfect place for guests, tourists and also natieve people too. there a lot of old shelters, high tree.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This Minaret tower is one of the most stunning sites in Bukhara and is surely an iconic view of the town. We were overwhelmed by its height and the grandeur and just right in famous square. Come and take picture in the dusk or dawn time will offer the most memorable shot.

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Thank Suwatss
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

A beautifully restored piece of work. This imposing minaret towers above surrounding buildings. It is very tastefully decorated and a must to see. It is still as beautiful and amazing to-day as when it was built. It has an amazing history of how and when it was built and its usages. To-day it is just a wondrous sight to behold.

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Thank Paulette A
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Actually the Minaret is the symbol of ancient and sacred Bukhara! It is an amazing construction. Just imagine that the foundation of it goes 10 metres down! There is a wonderful legend about the construction of this minaret: After the construction of the foundation had been finished, the architect all of a sudden disappeared and no one was ready to... More 

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Thank Sandra P
Londonderry, Vermont
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

No matter how many times one visits, this beautifully restored site site never fails to impress and delight.

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Thank cjquarterman
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

An impressive feat of architecture, towering above the building line. What makes it more interesting is its history, with the tower having played a key part in Bukhara's violent history, as a place of execution with convicted criminals thrown to their deaths from the top. No sign of being able to gain access to climb the tower though.

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Thank KMLondon22
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This wonderful minaret is different from all others in Uzbekistan and maybe one of the oldest (certainly the oldest of such a size - 40 meters). It is located in a large square where you can also see Mir Arab Madrass and Poi Kalyan Mosque which face one another. So visit the whole complex prerably with a guide.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

900 years old and virtually the only structure spared by Genghis Khan when he sacked Bukhara in the 14 Century. Stunningly beautiful, a must see but not (in my opinion) the no #1 attraction in Bukhara.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our daughter had studied the minaret in her Islamic art class and was eager to have us see it. We learned that it was one of the few structures spared by Genghis Khan, who destroyed everything else in the city but one other mosque. Probably the minaret was very tall for its time and was correspondingly impressive. The minaret is... More 

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Thank Katharine G
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

A very interesting place not least for the architecture. There is a lot to see and quite a bit of information dotted around.

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