"The Ark" Ark - Bukhara Fortress Tip by heplion

Ark - Bukhara Fortress, Bukhara: 24 reviews and 46 photos


An ark is a Central Asian/Middle Eastern version of a fortress or Kremlin. This one was buile between 6th and 19th centuries, yes, a VERY lon construction time. It has been destroyed 5 times and rebuilt 5 times. The first by Genghis Kahn and most recently by Lennin. They are still rebuilding from that destruction. Inside are the living chambers of the Emir, an old Mosque, a history museum and lots of people ready to sell you crafts!

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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