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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 09 Jan 2017

Kukeldash Madrasah, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kukeldash Madrasah (Kulba-Kukeldash) dates back to the 16th century and relates to the time of Abdullah-khan II. This is one of the biggest Bukhara madrasahs. It has one hundred sixty hudjras in two stories around 2-aivan courtyard. One of the famous Central Asian writers of the 20th Sadr ad-Din Aini (1878-1954) studied there.

Old photo of Kukeldash Madrasah
Old photo of Kukeldash Madrasah

Traditional facades of the madrasah are decorated with majolica. The front facade with entrance hall, mosque and darskhana faces Lyabi-Hauz. Star-shaped plafonds made of burnt bricks or gahch form an original interior of the madrasah. There are interesting wall pictures of the 1930s (in soc. realism style) in the corners of the darskhana.
Present Day
Present Day
Ancient Bukhara
Ark Fortress
Art gallery, sale exhibition of the Bukhara Gold Embroidery Factory
Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis
Bolo-Hauz Mosque
Bukhara city
Chor Bakr Complex
Chor Minor
Fayzabad and Zainuddin
Gijduvani Memorial Complex
Kalyan Minaret
Kalyan Mosque
Khanaka and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Beghi
Lyabi-Hauz Complex
Madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan
Magoki-Attari Mosque
Mausoleum of Sheikh Boharzi
Mausoleum of the Samanids
Miri-Arab Madrasah
Namazga Mosque
Trading Domes
Ulugbek Madrasah
Vabkent Minaret
Zindan (Prison)