Chor-Minor Madrasah - Four minarets. This piece of architectural art was built in the north-east of Bukhara in 1807. The construction was sponsored by the richest Turkmen merchant, who visited India and was impressed by the Taj Mahal palace he saw.

Caliph Niyaz-Kula independently completed the basic drawings, then ordered the architects and astronomers to make accurate calculations based on his sketches. He wanted the building to be located on the Silk Road according to the star map and for all traders and travelers to stay in it.

The task for the architects was as follows: the architectural forms of the building should convey to the descendants about the equality of all parts of the world, about the equality of all people, that the sky overhead is one for all, that the earth is one for all and that God is the same for all.

His plan was a success. The building stands right on the Silk Road. It is decorated with beautiful minarets, looking at which you might think that they look like twin brothers. But if you look closely, you will see that each has its own shape and its own ornament. 

Unfortunately, the entire complex has not survived to this day, but judging by the descriptions of historians, there was still a courtyard, horse stables, a huge sprawling garden, a mosque and a hauz.