Friday, September 7, 2012

Four minarets from Bukhara | Buxoro, Uzbekistan

The Char-Minar Madrassah was built in 1807 by Khalif Niazkul. He built the madrassah with a cozy courtyard and a pond, a summer mosque, and a four-turret building opening into the architectural complex.

Char-Minar means “the four minarets” in Tajik language. It draws attention to itself with its unusual architectural solution, the main focus of which is the four turrets with their sky blue cupolas, which have nothing in common with ordinary minarets.

The historic center of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

From a set of four stamps 2011, golden heritage of Uzbekistan, a Lavh.


Laura said...

Beautiful UNESCO card! I love it!

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