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 48: Kasim Shiah Complex

Centuries before the Soviet Union developed the planned industrial city of Navoi on the cold desert steppe of central Uzbekistan, the Medieval city of Karmana was already thriving.  Located 8km from the Navoi train station on the brand new high-speed line between Tashkent and Bukhara, Karmana was only first recognized by the USSR as an urban … Continue reading Day 48: Kasim Shiah Complex