Bukhara - More Mosques than you can poke a Shashkaleik at May 5th 2007 I said it in my previous entry, but it deserves to be said again. This city has a lot of mosques. A lot. And if its not a mosque, then its a madressah (Islamic school). And if its neither, then its a tourist hotel. Thus, if you're a touring Islamic student, you'd have something to do in just about every building.
In the past, Bukhara was known as a center of wisdom - during the middle ages ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Bukhara Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more