Marvel at the mastery of ancient bricklayers at Great Minaret of the Kalon, which dominates the landscape of Bukhara. Built in 1127 by Aslan Khan as a part of Po-i-Kalyan mosque, the carved, baked brick minaret stands 47 m (154 ft) and features 14 ornamental bands, the first use of glazed blue tiles now characteristic of the region. Once the tallest building in Central Asia, this giant mace-looking tower includes an observation deck--a rotunda with 16 carved arched fenestrations and a former execution site--for a great panorama of Bukhara. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Bukhara holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Great Minaret of the Kalon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Great Minaret of the Kalon
Great Minaret of the Kalon reviews
Today, we visited there with our family. We really liked the view and buildings. Those buildings were built in 1500 y. There are many tourist, I think each one who comes to Bukhara has to visit this..... more »
Best place of Bukhara. As I saw this tower at night first, I was moved with this beauty. Recommend to visit both day and night. more »
Plan your trip to Bukhara
Compose it!Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
Customize it.Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
Book it.Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
Do it yourself.Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip
Popular things to do in Bukhara
Historic Sites in Bukhara
Hidden gems in Bukhara
Side trips from Bukhara
Nearby attractions in Bukhara
Trips to Great Minaret of the Kalon by other users
3 days in Bukhara BY A USER FROM FRANCE Moschea Bolo-khauz Samanid Mausoleum Mir-i-Arab Madrasa 6 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM INDIA Samarkand Bukhara Tashkent 24 days in Uzbekistan, Honolulu & Central Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA Honolulu Lisbon Khiva 30 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA Mumbai Jaipur Ashgabat 34 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA Dushanbe Nur-Sultan Naryn 9 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM INDIA Samarkand Tashkent Khiva