By the footstep of Imam Al Bukhari
Fabulous and full of legends, this is how we can describe the city of Bukhara. The city has a huge number of holy places and architectural masterpieces. Locals call the city “Sacred Bukhara”, because there are many mosques and tombs of many Islamic saints.
In ancient times, the city was called Numijent. It was later renamed Vihara. There are different versions of the origin of the name of the city. According to one version, the word “Bukhara” means “a monastery”, according to another – “a cloister of knowledge”.
The age of the city exceeds 2500 years. Bukhara was once one of the major centers of the Great Silk Road. It was also the capital of the great state of the Samanids. And it was these Persian rulers who gave a sacred appearance, building there tombs, madrasahs, mosques.
At the beginning of the 90s, Bukhara was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.