will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Nodir Devanbegi Khanaka" Bukhara Things to Do Tip by kumachan200x

Bukhara Things to Do: 204 reviews and 380 photos

  Lyabi-Hauz in Bukhara 18 May.2003
by kumachan200x

Architectual ensemble Lyabi-hauz is formed with three large monumental buildings: Kukeldash Madrassah in the north, khanaka and Nodir Divan-begi in the west and in the east. From the south the square was closed with Trade Street. The center of old Bukhara large ensemble became a reservoir.
The name "Laybi-khauz"means "at reservoir". According to the old legend, for a long time knan gardener Nodir Divan-begi could not buy a lot for planned building, where a house of alone woman was. Then all-powerful vizier ordered to built a channel under women's house, and the water began to washaway walls, unhappy women had to sell this lot. The khan hauz secretly was called ?khauz of violence?, what in arabian inscription gives numerical meaning of building date - 1620.
The khauz rectangular (36 - 46 meters height), stretched from the east to the west, is buried in shadow of venerable chinaras. Its shores are formed with stair launch to the water, made from massive blocks of yellow limestone. In old times there was tea bazar, there sold sweets, dainties, bread and made food.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Dec 8, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 3 5 3 5

Have you been to Bukhara?

  Share Your Travels