"Bolo Hauz mosque (Mosque Near the Pool)" Bolo Hauz Mosque Tip by josephescu
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Every Friday, an exquisite spread of deep red Bukharan rugs would embellish the ground leading form the Ark to the ?Mosque Near the Pool? and the splendidly emir wouls venture outfrom behind his fortress protection to atone for his sins under the splendid dome of the bolo Hauz.
Today, the carved stalactites of its elegant wooden pillars still carry echoes from the royal court mosque in the Ark and the high carved and painted decoration of the Bolo Hauz (1712) still draws an admiring faithful after its brief Soviet interlude as a proletarian worker?s club. The mosque?s and its 12m high iwan still stands as one of the highest, most graceful and most beautifully decorated in Central Asia.
Free entrance. A donation box awaits your contribution to the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
Directions: opposite the Ark gate, behind the trees
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