Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan

Abdullah-khan II (1533-1598), was the most successful khan of the Shaybanid dynasty.  During his reign, trade and commerce were booming in Bukhara, as the Khan struggled to unify the Uzbeks under a single Khanate.  As the streets became increasingly choked with stalls and merchants, authorities came up with a novel idea.  To clear traffic congestion, … Continue reading Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan

Day 62: Barakhan Madrassa

If the Hazroti Imom Mosque anchors Tashkent's Hast Imam Square due simply to its size, Barakhan Madrassa provides the ensemble with its architectural monument of greatest historical significance.  With an eclectic history dating back to the 16th century, the picturesque blue domed madrassa takes up a prominent position directly across the square from the Hazroit Imom … Continue reading Day 62: Barakhan Madrassa