Great Minaret of the Kalon
Great Minaret of the Kalon
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Since you can't get in, you might think that by looking at a picture you can see how it is. Think again. Standing in front of it, day or night, is something special.
Written 20 June 2024
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mel7155
Singapore, Singapore1,337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The famous monuments in Bukhara certainly looks very grand but are still largely unrestored and rather neglected via-a-vis those found in Samarkand . Hence though the entire ensemble looks grand, they are not refurbished nor are they lovingly restored . In fact a lot of the buildings are in fact taken over by souvenirs shops that if not managed will eventually lead to the deterioration of the sites . Bukhara is more suitable to visit first before busing Samarkand as they show the same type of buildings before the loving restoration and Samarkand is the awe Inspiring restoration of these monuments . If you visit the other way round, it will be underwhelming looking at the Bukhara sites after Samarkand .
Written 14 June 2024
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a h
Australia3,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Amazing site and the number one attraction of Bukhara. An engineering marvel from the 12th century. Best time to see is during early morning and at night time.
Written 2 June 2024
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Adnan_Chowdhury67
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Truly a magnificent structure with so much history behind it. The great Chengis Khan spared it from destruction for reasons unknown though a certain Legend says his hat fell as he was standing in front of the minaret and he felt a certain respect towards the structure.

At night with the lighting it looks even better. There is a working madrasa opposite to it.

Beautiful square.
Written 21 January 2024
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK2,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The great minaret of Kalon is more than worthy of its title. It is magnificent and if only its walls could talk, there would be some incredible stories being told.
It is amazing to think that this structure was built 1,000 years ago and even more amazing that when Ghengis Khan and his troops ransacked the city, it was spared due to Khan
being dumbfounded by it.
It is connected to the main mosque by a small footbridge.
It provides some wonderful photograph opportunities but for me really shows off its splendour at night when it is illuminated.
It is just very beautiful and a jaw dropping feat of engineering
Written 1 December 2023
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kenkeh
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We walked here from Ark of Bukhara , there is Kalon Minaret , Kalyan Mosque (entrance ticket 5ksom) Miri Arab Madrassah for sightseeing within here
Written 30 November 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The minaret is a fabulous structure, so impressive that Chingiz Khan spared it from the general destruction he ordered for the rest of the city. The minaret foundations are 10m deep which probably helps explain why it has survived all the earthquakes as it stands nearly 50m tall! It was the first building to use the turquoise tiles for decoration that became so prevalent under the Timurids and all the other decoration is composed of bands of baked bricks. It is best to visit at night when the illumination highlights the baked brick decorations.
Written 20 October 2023
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yawarnawaz
Karachi, Pakistan15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The place is nice and amazing. Beautiful architecture which takes you back in time. Take few pictures from different angles of the tower.
Written 27 September 2023
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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada4,602 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This beautiful 1,000-year-old structure is really something to behold, during daylight or during evening. The decoration is simply exquisite!

It seems that while Genghis Khan was comfortable enough destroying all the immediate surroundings, he just couldn’t bring himself to destroy this gorgeous minaret! Lucky for us he had a moment of ‘weakness’.
Written 26 September 2023
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Jericho, VT52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Majestic square. The madrasa and mosque on either side are spectacular. The minaret seems well preserved.
Written 28 June 2023
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