Bukhara - is the ancient oasitic city surrounded with two deserts - Kyzyl Kum and Karakum , through which passed the Great silk way.. They say that the sun is favorable to Bukhara and therefore it is considered "sacred". Throughout many centuries this city was the center of Islamic religion and trade, having received the name among Muslims ""Bukhara-and-Sharif" " or ""Sacred Bukhara"" (one of seven sacred cities of Islam). The city is famous for impressive architecture and history. This one of the few places in Central Asia where the person can feel as antiquity heart.
The majority of 250 000 locals are members of families of those who lived here many centuries back.
The city was founded in the I century AD. By then, as Bukhara was taken by Arabs, at the beginning of the VIII century, it already was the important shopping and cultural center. During board of Arabs and the Persian dynasty samanidov which kept the city in the power in IX-X вв, it there was a leading center of Islamic religion. Later Bukhara was captured by Karakhanidami, and in 1555 it became the capital of the Uzbek khanate. But in 1868 Bukhara was attached to Russia. From 1924 to 1991 the city was part of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (UZSSR). And in 1991 Uzbekistan became the independent republic.
All city, it is possible to tell, it is overflowed with sights.