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Bukhara, more than 2500 year old city, is considered to be the holiest site in Central Asia and like other Silk Road towns it has a long history of invasions and conquest. Genghis Khan rampaged through here in the 13th century and Tamerlane followed a century later.

The ancient town boasted dozens of caravansaries and bazaars, 100 madrassahs (Islamic colleges), and 300 mosques. There are almost 1,000 places of historic interest and over 140 historic buildings protected Unesco. The dominant trademark colour is brown or mustard.

Picture of Mir-i-Arab madrassa built the 15th century, one of the famous historic buildings in Bukhara ancient town. Ibn Sina or Latinized Avicenna, one of the greatest scientists was born here in 989 AD.

General view of the facade and detail of the ornamentation

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