Uzbekistan’s largest city number five, Bukhara, remains as an astounding place to visit. Bukhara region which lies in Silk Road has been inhabited for five millennia; staying as the trade center, scholarship, religion, also culture center. UNESCO has even made it as part of the World Heritage Site.
Bukhara is dominated by Uzbek ethnic with its culture; besides the Native Tajiks in similar number. The population is mixed in religions and ethnics. According to the history, its first name was Bokhara, during the 19th and beginning of 20th century. It was invaded by several tribes like Arabian, Persian, and Mongol before it became part of Uzbekistan.
How to Get In
You can reach Bukhara from Moscow, St. Petersburgh, and Tashkent by plane. Train from Tashkent and Samarkand is also available. Besides, if you want to take car or taxi, you can drive from some cities like Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Kokand, Shukhrat, and Urgench. For getting around, taking a walk will be the best choice since the area is so small to explore. Therefore, you do not need any transportation.
Best Time Visiting Bukhara
To get pleasing weather during your trip to Bukhara, it is highly recommended that you visit the town in November, September, and March.
What you can see in Bukhara is a lot of remarkable objects like Kalon Minaret tower, Labi Havs (which is said as the center of Bukhara the old city), Ark citadel, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Kukeldash Medressa, Maghoki Attar the Central Asia’ oldest mosque, Faizullah Khojaev House, and some bazaars.