Bukhara is famous worldwide for its madrasas, mausoleums and mosques. Bukhara is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. This amazing city hasn't not gone beyond its city walls built in the XVI century placing more than 200 madrasas those times. Its modern shape the city acquired during the dynasties Sheibanids and Ashtarkhanids in XVI-XVII centuries ‘when most of its amazing mosques and madrasas, caravanserais and bathhouses , walls and gates, as well as major architectural ensembles and tombs were buit.
The remnants of the ancient citadel walls, more than 140 architectural monuments of lslamic era that is Kalyan Minaret (XII), Kukeldash and Ulugbek madrassas (Xl-XVI c.) Labi Hauz Encemble (XVI-XVII c.), Ismail Samani mausoleum (IXX cc.) and many more have survived till nowadays.
The Great Kalyan minaret the symbol of Bukhara was erected in 1127 and considered to be one of the highest in Asia.
Jewel of the city a small mausoleum of Samanids dynasty, recently marked its millennium. The ancient Bukhara began in this citadel more than two millennia ago. Here, accordingto the legends tradition was the tomb of the founder of the city. Herelived and ruled the Queen Huth in the 7 AD and with cunningness and diplomacy who defended Bukhara from 1 the Arabs for several years. Few years ago Bukhara celebrated its 2500th anniversary.
The guests from all over the world came for the celebration and it became a celebrity0f i the whole Uzbek land.