Chor-Bakr necropolis
Chor-Bakr necropolis
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Originally the burial place of another Abu Bakr, descendant of The Prophet, the necropolis really started developing mid 19th century - and most of the buildings date from that period. Chor-Bakr is similar to the memorial Bahouddin Naqshbandi in that it is now an important pilgrim destination. There are no flashy turquoise facades or domes - it is a rather peaceful place. Only if you have spare time on your hands, because Bukhara has more glamorous sites.
Written November 13, 2022
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904jieunk
Incheon, South Korea1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
I am a solo traveller and every locals said there's no bus to get to Chor bakr, and I should take a taxi, but they all lied. Taxi drivers said it costs from 6000~10000 sum. If you want to go by publilc transportation, first go to Markaziy Bozor. This is the last or the first bus stop for most buses. When you get off from a city bus(900 sum), cross the road and you will see small marshurtkas(mini bus)are standing along the road. take the No. 202 for 1000 sum, then it will take you to the front gate of Chor bakr. If you couldn't find No. 202, then ask the drivers to drop you off at the side of the highway. You will be dropped off infront of the cafe Chor Bakr and from there, it takes 20 minutes on foot.
Written September 22, 2018
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TC0241
Lautrec, France1,268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Situated a few miles outside of Buchara this place was built to house the remains of Abu-Bakr-Said, who died in 971 AD, and who was one of the four of Abu-Bakrs (Chor-Bakr) - descendants of the Prophet Muhammad.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage site ans quite right to.
There are a huge ensemble of buildings with unique architecture, which was built over three centuries, is considered holy and revered place for pilgrims

It is very easy to navigate and is well looked after, there will always be a few people trying to sell you things but not too much hassle.
There are also some of the buildings being used by local craftsmen which is a great site to see,
Enjoyed our little stop off and also got some things from the local market outside.
Written November 12, 2013
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RLO721
Singapore, Singapore83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
It's a bit far from everything, so I was really debating whether or not to go. In the end, I decided to go as I had already made it to the Markazy Bazaar (which, by the way, is a great alternative to the touristy trading domes for shopping). From there you can take a taxi or a local bus. I took a taxi there (4,000 som after bargaining) and a bus back (bus #55, 1000 som). I guess I got lucky with the bus, as I barely had to wait at all, and it was in itself an interesting local experience (it seems there are multiple busses that ply this route).

The mausoleum itself certainly lacks the grandeur of other sites in Bukhara or Samarkand, but on the other hand, maintains a very rustic feel, with relatively little restoration, overgrown vegetation, and animals roaming around. This, along with the lack of souvenir vendors and other tourists, kind of made me feel like a "Silk Road Explorer".

If the above sounds like something that appeals to you, and you are not pressed for time, then I recommend it.

P.S. Apparently there is a very good local restaurant of the same name nearby. I didn't try it, but it could be worth combining a meal there with a visit to the mausoleum.
Written August 29, 2019
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,055 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
There were few visitors here when we visited. The necropolis was raised in importance in 1563 when the Shaybanid ruler decided this would be the necropolis for his family and descendants. Many `khazira' were constructed for several family groups. Each is a courtyard surrounded by a solid wall with a single entrance, usually ornately decorated. It is these khazira which distinguish this necropolis from others in the region. It is an eerie place, being largely indistinguishable brickwork , but interesting nonetheless. Worth a detour, but nothing like as ornate as the Shahk-i-Zinda necropolis in Samarkand.
Written September 29, 2015
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Handywoman9
Fort Worth, Texas256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
This is an interesting place with lots of beautiful tombs. Well worth a visit. Lots of beautiful tile work.
Written June 1, 2014
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aka_Pushkin
299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is exactly what it is: a mausoleum. Tombs of people you probably have never heard about, unless you're a history lecturer or a religious Muslim.

However, it has some things going for it. First of all, it's a whole complex as opposed to a lone building, which gives it a different feeling. Second, those building for the most part are actually original and haven't been heavily restored yet ( the exterior at least). And lastly, the muedzin is one of the most delightful people I got to meet in Bukhara, so I got some interesting stories.

Don't work too hard to get there, but if it happened - enjoy.
Written September 18, 2018
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JGDynamo
Canada2,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
The Chor-Bakr Necropolis is a fairly common site, not much to see or do here mainly to look at the building and the grounds and hear the stories from the past. It’s a bit out of the city but not hard to find and access. If you want to check it out go for it, it is lovely but so similar to so many other ones in the city that they all start to blur together.
Written May 15, 2018
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philipsK7729PY
Leeds, UK69 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
It is definitely worth the journey out of Bukhara to visit this site. Less restored so more authentic that Shakh-i Zinda in Samarkand
Written June 19, 2016
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midway42
Georgia3,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
This area wasn’t on my list of “must-sees” while in Bukhara but thankfully my guide brought me here on my last day in the city. As the final resting place of four direct descendants of the Prophet, it was immediately imbued with a sanctity in accord with its inhabitants when they were buried here. We spent perhaps an hour exploring the various tombs, central square, mosque, khanagha, and intervening buildings; this also included the two main streets leading to the north containing decaying tombs.

There are two main reasons why a visit here was worthwhile for me. First, it exposed me to yet another group of historically important Muslims and expanded my knowledge of the religion accordingly. Second, the desolation of the burial place stood in stark contrast to that of Shah-i-Zindah in Samarkand, with which I shared the experience with dozens of other pilgrims/tourists.

An overall recommended visit for those with the means to get here.
Written December 3, 2015
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