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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 09 Jan 2017

Ark Fortress, Bukhara, Uzbekistan



Bukhara citadel of Ark got its modern shape in the period of the Manghit dynasty (1747-1920). At that time Ark was the center of Bukhara statehood. There was a palace of Bukhara amir, mosques, exchequer, governmental administration and prison. Its grand entrance faced Registan Square. The massive gates were reinforced with two towers connected by a gallery above. In the past there hung a lash above the gates. It symbolized amir's power. Ark was considerably destroyed in 1920 when the Red Army subjected the city to artillery attack and air bombing.
Entrance to the fortress
Entrance to the fortress


View on the wall
View on the wall
Ancient Bukhara
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
Trading Domes
Ulugbek Madrasah
Vabkent Minaret
Zindan (Prison)