Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah

Location - Bukhara

Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah is located in Bukhara opposite to the equally famous madrasah of Ulugbek, forming an integral architectural complex. Madrasah is named in honor of the brave and magnanimous Abdulaziz-khan, the ruler of the Dzhanid dynasty, the fifth khan of the Bukhara khanate. The madrasah was built two centuries after the erection of the Ulugbek Madrasah.

The educational institution of Abdulaziz-Khan seems to have embodied absolutely all the skill and mastery of architects of that time, having absorbed the most diverse methods and types of decorative design. If you look closely, you can find everything here: ganch painting, colorful majolica, tiled mosaic, carved marble and tile, painting on plaster and even the famous kundal technique - relief wall painting. The rich and elegant decoration gives the building a special spectacularity and deep beauty.

Abdulaziz-khan Madrasah

There are images of the Chinese dragon, Simurg - the sacred bird and the full-blown peacock's tail in a variety of patterns. Such drawings characterized by a good relationship connecting Bukhara and the countries of the Great Silk Road. This is directly reflected in the traditional architecture. There are always a lot of tourists near the madrasah. They are fascinated by the entrance portal, which is the most decorated part of the entire building. Dozens of people crowd at the foot of a tall peshtak, trying to discern intricate Chinese patterns in it.

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