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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 09 Jan 2017

Chashma-Ayub, Bukhara, Uzbekistan



Chashma-Ayub belongs to esteemed 'places of trace' ('kadamjoi') left by saint persons. A legend says that Prophet Job (Ayub) once visited this place. An impact of his staff made a well ('chashma'). Its water is still pure and considered curative. Legends inform that a cultic construction existed here in the 12th century. Inscription on the portal says that today's construction was built in the time of Amir Temur. Characteristic feature of Chashma-Ayub is a conic dome, typical for Khorezm architecture of 13th-14th centuries. Probably, Khorezm masters brought to Bukhara by Temur were the builders of Chashma-Ayub.
Chashma-Ayub Sacred Water Source
Chashma-Ayub Sacred Water Source


View from the rear
View from the rear
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
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)