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The 'real' Bukhara  
   

The 'real' Bukhara

Its not all immaculately restored buildings. The real Bukhara is pretty crumbly in parts. This was one of the main streets in the old city.
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
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Uzbekistani Flag 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
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