Day 40: Bolo-Hauz Mosque

Perhaps the most picturesque mosque in Bukhara, the 18th to early 20th century Bolo-Hauz Mosque was built during the tumultuous reign of Abulfaz Khan under the Bukhara Khanate.  The mosque was constructed in the year 1712 in a time of political chaos which included separation of the Khanate of Kokand, and invasion by Iranian conqueror … Continue reading Day 40: Bolo-Hauz Mosque

Day 73: Emir’s Summer Palace

When the mid 19th century Emir of Bukhara Nasrullah Khan decided to have a new palace built for himself, architects hung mutton carcass at points all around the city.  The last mutton carcass to spoil indicated the location with the coolest temperatures.  This is where the Emir chose to build his new summer residence. Two … Continue reading Day 73: Emir’s Summer Palace