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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  • Too noisy and too bright... I wanted to see this spot without electric decoration. And if it were sunny, I would enjoy taking photo.  more »
  • Lyab-i-Hauz consists of awesome monuments. The surrounding one of the few remaining ponds that have survived in the city. The area has a lot of souvenir shops as well as restaurants.  more »
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  • Beautiful lakeside restaurant with comfortable seating and helpful staffs. They have live music on some days in the week. Prices are normal and taste is not bad. Recommended for family groups, kids and couples as well. Had a relaxing dinner here.
  • This place is beyond magical! The only drawback is that it closes early so if you're out & about and want to have dinner here - get here around 8/9 :)
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