Bukhara – Asian Pearl
Most of our fellow citizens are quite negative about traveling to Asian countries, because of the difference in religion. But this does not mean that there is nothing to see there. If you do not know where to spend your vacation, and Europe is already tired, then go to Uzbekistan. It is better to go here in May. The thing is that in the middle of this month the annual festival “Silk and Spices” is held in Bukhara.
This is an unforgettable sight that tourists from around the world come to see. Bukhara at this time resembles an opened flower, each petal of which does not look like the previous. Craftsmen from all over the country come here to show things they made. If you want to purchase unique jewelry, handmade dishes, then you definitely need to come here to the festival. In fact, its exact name translates as “from silk to spices”.
However, at another time of the year there is something to see here. This city is included in the UNESCO list of world heritage. Here you can examine the unique architectural monuments of culture, whose age ranges from several centuries to millennia (settlement Pikend). Just do not forget that Uzbekistan is a country with the main religion of Islam. Therefore, women who decided to go here should be critical of things in their wardrobe. This will help to avoid minor troubles and misunderstandings with the indigenous population of the country.
What should be examined first of all? In fact, there are a lot of architectural attractions here and you will need a lot of time for their complete inspection. First of all, visit the ensembles of Lyabi-House, Po-Calon, Baha-ad-Din Nakshbandi. These buildings amaze with its majesty and monumentality, their age is several centuries. There are more ancient buildings. These include the settlements of Paykend, Varaxha.
Many architectural monuments are located directly in the city itself. These are mosques, mausoleums, madrasses. Not only the names of the great rulers of the Uzbek people are associated with them, but also many legends. In particular, it is believed that in a well located on the territory of the cult complex, Mazar Khoja Zafaron, water healing ailments. No less interesting is the mausoleum of the Chashma Ayub. There is a legend that the source that is here appeared thanks to the phenomenon of St. Job in response to the prayers of believers.