The Labi-Hauz ensemble, one of the largest ensembles of ancient Bukhara, was built in the 17th century. The oldest part of the complex, the Kulbaba-Kukeldash madrasah, consists of one hundred and sixty cells-hujras. There are many entrances and stairs inside the madrasah. The most attractive thing about this building is the domes on the ceilings, as well as the layout and decoration of the mosque and darskhana.
The Labi-Hauz ensemble has a very romantic history. Once the vizier of the Bukhara emir, Nadir Divan-Begi, decided to marry and presented his chosen one with earrings. The bride was very offended, because she was expecting a more expensive gift.
Several years later, the vizier built several buildings. Among them were a mosque and a madrasah. The wife was indignant. She rebuked the vizier: "You gave me just inexpensive earrings for my wedding, but you spent many times more money on the construction of these buildings!" Then the husband replied to her: “Look into your box.” The wife opened the box and saw that one earring was missing. And the vizier continued: “All these buildings were built at the expense of just one earring given to you. However, you did not appreciate my gift correctly, but perhaps you can appreciate at least what I built at his expense. "
In 1620, by order of the dignitary Nodir-devan-begi, a khanaka and a large hauz were built. The Dewan-Begi pool is the largest in Bukhara. Its banks are lined with large stones. On the ledges, water carriers could go down to collect water. Many centuries-old trees grow around the haus and create shade and coolness.
Currently, Lyabi-Hauz has been completely restored, the pond is filled to the brim with clean water and is a favorite place for recreation of townspeople and visitors.