Bukhara: some major monuments, etc.

It was the day Davron took us to a majority of Bukhara’s most important monuments, but we also visited some shops and workshops where, although the products for sale were very attractive and/or tempting (we saw intricately decorated plates made of copper and brass, knives and scissors almost as highly decorated, well-made but expensive carpets and embroidered fabric, and a shop selling tea, herbs and spices), time was consumed that could have more usefully been spent enjoying Bukhara’s interesting street life. One of the morning’s highlights was a one-time Zoroastrian fire temple built with brick in parkland some distance from the city centre (lots of people, most of whom were women, voluntarily giving up their spare time to tidy up the parkland. It emerged that such voluntary work undertaken to clean up one’s home town is popular with large numbers of Uzbek nationals).

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Lyabi Hauz, Bukhara
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Around Lyabi Hauz, Bukhara
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Around Lyabi Hauz, Bukhara
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Around Lyabi Hauz, Bukhara
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Zoroastrian fire temple, Bukhara
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Zoroastrian fire temple, Bukhara
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