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Not a must see, unless you're a pilgrim, but I enjoyed it

This is exactly what it is: a mausoleum. Tombs of people you probably have never heard about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Chor-Bakr Necropolis is a fairly common site, not much to see or do here mainly to look at the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
New Brunswick, Canada
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3 days ago
“Not a must see, unless you're a pilgrim, but I enjoyed it”
15 May 2018
6 km west of Bukhara, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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....More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 9 February 2017

As any other cemetery, this place is very calm and has its own charm. It was touched less by "renovators" compared to other cemeteries in the country, e.g. Shah-i-Zinda. Enjoy the beauty far from the main historical sites of Bukhara (approximately 10-15 km away from...More

Thank Mamed A
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It is definitely worth the journey out of Bukhara to visit this site. Less restored so more authentic that Shakh-i Zinda in Samarkand

1  Thank philipsK7729PY
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This area wasn’t on my list of “must-sees” while in Bukhara but thankfully my guide brought me here on my last day in the city. As the final resting place of four direct descendants of the Prophet, it was immediately imbued with a sanctity in...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 29 September 2015

There were few visitors here when we visited. The necropolis was raised in importance in 1563 when the Shaybanid ruler decided this would be the necropolis for his family and descendants. Many `khazira' were constructed for several family groups. Each is a courtyard surrounded by...More

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I'd say this is a place worth visiting briefly, because as a whole it creates a certain feeling. But, after all the majestic sites of Bukhara, don't expect one killer monument here. Although...if you can find it...there's an AMAZING shashlik place very close by...

Thank sophoclesj
Reviewed 19 October 2014

The Chor Bakr necropolis from the 16th century has an ornate gate and a blue dome - hardly remarkable for a country full of ornate gates and blue domes. The gate has a distinct forward tilt when seen from the side - this is said...More

1  Thank oropolitics
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is an interesting place with lots of beautiful tombs. Well worth a visit. Lots of beautiful tile work.

1  Thank Handywoman9
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Situated a few miles outside of Buchara this place was built to house the remains of Abu-Bakr-Said, who died in 971 AD, and who was one of the four of Abu-Bakrs (Chor-Bakr) - descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site...More

3  Thank TC0241
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