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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  • CENTRAL POWER IN BUKARE! A rectangular pool with ducks and fountains around the perimeter, surrounded by cafes for tourists. Ice cream and coffee around by 3 points, BUT ATMOSPHERE great by 10 points. Food in cafes on 3 and 4! Adapted for tourists! You walk on the beautiful bukhara in which you were! Macedonian and Genghis khan themselves, and still come to Labi Has. Be sure to visit! You won't be able to not visit)) For every Labi house yours! The beautiful place is surrounded by several madrassas.
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  • Even on a hot day, the shade of the trees was pleasant because the wind blew through. While looking out at the pond, we enjoyed a cup of iced coffee at the café. It was a great place to take a break with a cup of tea.
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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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