Lyab-i-Hauz, Bukhara

4.3
Enjoy the architectural ensemble centered around Lyab-i-Hauz, an ancient reservoir in downtown Bukhara that once supplied the city with drinking water. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the complex features the largest madrasah in the city, a lodging house for itinerant Sufis, and another madrasah displaying two exquisite phoenixes on its pointed arch entrance. All three feature elaborately design, with typical sky blue and ocher tiles. A popular social gathering place for locals, the park around the pond features benches and cafes as well as a bronze sculpture of the medieval national sage, Nasreddin Hodja, and that of a camel caravan. Observe locals play board games by the pond, or enjoy a traditional meal under a vaulted ceiling. Use our Bukhara trip itinerary maker website to add Lyab-i-Hauz and other attractions to your Bukhara vacation plans.
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  • On a hot afternoon or in the evening after a walk, it offers a great place to have tea or coffee and enjoy the calm water of the hauz.  more »
  • Good place to spend an evening. Food is good and the service is great too. You can shop for souvenirs also nearby.  more »
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  • Wonderful location. Must spend time in the evenings at the Square around the pond. Lots of locals come out for a stroll there. Some hawkers set up shops. Great place to be post 7 pm.
  • Beautiful place to relax over cup of 'chai'
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