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Last updated: 09 Jan 2017

Trading Domes, Bukhara, Uzbekistan



Medieval Bukhara was known as a business city receiving merchants from Central Asia, Iran and India, Russia and China. Central streets served as markets, each of which specialized in different product. So, domed and multi-arched buildings were constructed in squares and crossroads to make sale more comfortable. They were named 'tok' - arch, dome.

Trading Domes in Bukhara
Trading Domes in Bukhara


Three of those constructions are still safe. These are: Toki-Zargaron (dome of jewelers), Toki-Sarrafon (dome of moneychangers) and Toki-Tilpak-Furushon (dome of headwear sellers). Architecturally and functionally Tim of Abdullakhan belongs to 'Toks'. It is a large multi-dome trading construction for silk sale.
Ancient Bukhara
Ark Fortress
Art gallery, sale exhibition of the Bukhara Gold Embroidery Factory
Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis
Bolo-Hauz Mosque
Bukhara city
Chashma-Ayub
Chor Bakr Complex
Chor Minor
Fayzabad and Zainuddin
Gijduvani Memorial Complex
Kalyan Minaret
Kalyan Mosque
Khanaka and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Beghi
Kosh-Madrasah
Kukeldash Madrasah
Lyabi-Hauz Complex
Madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan
Magoki-Attari Mosque
Mausoleum of Sheikh Boharzi
Mausoleum of the Samanids
Miri-Arab Madrasah
Namazga Mosque
Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa
Ulugbek Madrasah
Vabkent Minaret
Zindan (Prison)