Chor-Bakr necropolis
Chor-Bakr necropolis
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Originally the burial place of another Abu Bakr, descendant of The Prophet, the necropolis really started developing mid 19th century - and most of the buildings date from that period. Chor-Bakr is similar to the memorial Bahouddin Naqshbandi in that it is now an important pilgrim destination. There are no flashy turquoise facades or domes - it is a rather peaceful place. Only if you have spare time on your hands, because Bukhara has more glamorous sites.
Written 13 November 2022
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captainnedludd
Norwich, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was one of my favourite trips from Bukhara; a local bus gets you there very easily. This isn't wonderful architecture compared to some of the other sites, but it is a peaceful place, with extensive tombs, and some lovely tree-shaded corners; and if you're lucky, local pilgrims will be feeding the pigeons. Go and sit under a tree for a while and chill out.
Written 15 October 2019
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RLO721
Singapore, Singapore84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
It's a bit far from everything, so I was really debating whether or not to go. In the end, I decided to go as I had already made it to the Markazy Bazaar (which, by the way, is a great alternative to the touristy trading domes for shopping). From there you can take a taxi or a local bus. I took a taxi there (4,000 som after bargaining) and a bus back (bus #55, 1000 som). I guess I got lucky with the bus, as I barely had to wait at all, and it was in itself an interesting local experience (it seems there are multiple busses that ply this route).

The mausoleum itself certainly lacks the grandeur of other sites in Bukhara or Samarkand, but on the other hand, maintains a very rustic feel, with relatively little restoration, overgrown vegetation, and animals roaming around. This, along with the lack of souvenir vendors and other tourists, kind of made me feel like a "Silk Road Explorer".

If the above sounds like something that appeals to you, and you are not pressed for time, then I recommend it.

P.S. Apparently there is a very good local restaurant of the same name nearby. I didn't try it, but it could be worth combining a meal there with a visit to the mausoleum.
Written 29 August 2019
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vitavoyager
Miami, Florida111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stopped here in late afternoon when tour groups were gone and the colors of the tiles were wonderful. The variations in the tomb structures are interesting as well.
Written 3 June 2019
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Traveller
Sydney, Australia298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Sacred place with rich history. Make sure to follow the rules as it is mausoleum. People who live there are very friendly and enjoy telling history of the necropolis.
Written 25 May 2019
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Mr C
3,957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Char Bakr is a mauseleum gardens on the edge of Bukhara. The site is large with gardens and mauseleums. A pleasent walk around the gardens.
Written 1 April 2019
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Rheanne_77
Astana, Kazakhstan142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Its out of town, and best seen as part of a day trip, and you’ll understand it much better if you have a guide. Not a must-see, but a unique collection if graves
Written 28 October 2018
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904jieunk
Incheon, South Korea1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
I am a solo traveller and every locals said there's no bus to get to Chor bakr, and I should take a taxi, but they all lied. Taxi drivers said it costs from 6000~10000 sum. If you want to go by publilc transportation, first go to Markaziy Bozor. This is the last or the first bus stop for most buses. When you get off from a city bus(900 sum), cross the road and you will see small marshurtkas(mini bus)are standing along the road. take the No. 202 for 1000 sum, then it will take you to the front gate of Chor bakr. If you couldn't find No. 202, then ask the drivers to drop you off at the side of the highway. You will be dropped off infront of the cafe Chor Bakr and from there, it takes 20 minutes on foot.
Written 22 September 2018
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aka_Pushkin
306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This is exactly what it is: a mausoleum. Tombs of people you probably have never heard about, unless you're a history lecturer or a religious Muslim.

However, it has some things going for it. First of all, it's a whole complex as opposed to a lone building, which gives it a different feeling. Second, those building for the most part are actually original and haven't been heavily restored yet ( the exterior at least). And lastly, the muedzin is one of the most delightful people I got to meet in Bukhara, so I got some interesting stories.

Don't work too hard to get there, but if it happened - enjoy.
Written 18 September 2018
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JGDynamo
Canada2,158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Chor-Bakr Necropolis is a fairly common site, not much to see or do here mainly to look at the building and the grounds and hear the stories from the past. It’s a bit out of the city but not hard to find and access. If you want to check it out go for it, it is lovely but so similar to so many other ones in the city that they all start to blur together.
Written 15 May 2018
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