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Mir-i Arab Madrasah

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Address: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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Bukhara , beyond my expectation

My trip to Bukhara, Uzbekistan was not planned. I was not interested to go but decided to just follow the group with almost zero knowledge about this country. To my surprise, I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My trip to Bukhara, Uzbekistan was not planned. I was not interested to go but decided to just follow the group with almost zero knowledge about this country. To my surprise, I must say this is my best trip ever.... Mir-i-Arab Madrasah is one of those specatular buildings built hundreds of years ago in Bukhara.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Madrasah is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and one of the must see sights in Bukhara. Located in the centre of town, the entrance to the madrasah is simply wonderful and words find it hard to describe. This has been wonderfully restored and the intricate workmanship and designs are of a class of their own.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A current day working Madrasah with students studying both the Koran and other subjects. Impressive architecture, stunningly colourful. Situated on a square opposite a mosque, close to the ancient Kalon Minaret and the trading Domes souvenir area. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This madrasah is one of the must see sights in Bukhara. The design, craftmanship and architectural splendor are impressive and well worth a visit. The tile and brick work is amazing.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic islamic and oriental architecture. Working religious site with tons of character. Together with the Kalon minaret and the mosque opposite, the ensemble rivals the Registan in Samarkand for sheer iconic beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

When walking around Bukhara I am convinced you will come by this impressive building. It is a working school for studying the Koran (and others). I believe close to 200 students

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This ancient madrassah is one of the most prominent centers for Islamic world of the CIS. The grand mufti of Russia, as well as the former leader of Chechnya, and many others were educated here. Not only is this a feast for the eyes, it functions as a high school for local students aspiring to pursue theology in university.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Mir Arab Madrasah...the most sacred Islamic educational places. Was built by Shaybanids in 16 Century.. located across Kalyan Mosque. just across the Kalyan Mosque ... designed with the traditional planning scheme- square yard with two built in stores, two domed halls to the right and left,the facade is flanked by two small domes n decorated in multicolored style ornamentation.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The most sublime building in Bukhara, although as it is still functioning you can only gaze at the facade

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a very impressive huge building situated in front of a enormous square. Take your time to visit.

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