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Kaylan Square is possibly the most visited sight in Bukhara, at least it is where we saw the most tourists.
It is a huge mosque/madrasa complex with the main photo showing the facade of the main mosque area.
Back in around 1121 a large mosque and minaret were built, however, in Genghis Khan's siege and sacking of Bukhara in 1220 the mosque was demolished and the only significant old structure knowingly left by Genghis Khan was the monumental minaret (see WS). He left that so that it could be used as a watch tower to keep an eye over the rest of Bukhara.
Also in the WS is a rather stark flanking wall in the mosque courtyard.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4064 W: 102 N: 11588] (48217)
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