Char Minar stands in a maze of alleys between Pushkin and Hoja Nurabad in Bukhara. Its name means "four minarets" in Tajik, but this interesting little building with four towers was actually a gatehouse of a medressa.
The Char Minar gatehouse was built along with its medressa in 1807. Its architecture is more Indian in style than Uzbek. UNESCO restored one the towers, which had collapsed, in 1998.
A souvenir seller occupies the ground level and will allow you to climb the stairs to the top for $0.30.
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Map of Char Minar, Bukhara
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