On arriving at the mosque you will find that the entrance has 20 wooden pillars, but if you go to the far end of the pond in front of the mosque, you will see the reflection of the pillars on the water. Hence the Mosque of 40 Pillars. The pillars themselves are ornately designed and beautiful. Inside is also a... 更多
This mosque is known as the 40 columns. There are 20 ancient columns fronting the mosque, but they are all reflected in the now stagnant cistern that fronts the building. It is right beside the fortress, so don't miss it.
This is an impressive example of early Islamic architecture before construction in stone and tile-work became prevalent everywhere. The slender carved columns (made from elm trees) with their carved tops look like desert palms, supporting the façade of the mosque, which has beautifully painted and coloured ceilings. All this is beautifully reflected in the hausz (pool or reservoir) in front,... 更多
For Muslims, this is a must visit, The architecture outside and inside is stunningly beautiful. It is one of the few active mosques in Bukhara historic city. You can donate slippers, Al-Quran musaf (without any translation) or just pay sadaqa at the donation box. You need to pay for using the bathroom for wudu' (ablution) at the backside of the... 更多
The beautifully worked wooden columns are reflected in the pool in front of the mosque to earn this place the name of "the mosque of forty columns." I found the painting and tile work to be gorgeous, and the caretaker of the mosque with whom i interacted was very nice.
So-called because of the reflection of its 20 wooden columns in the pool in front of it. The main portico is having both its tilework and painted ceiling restored. Unusually, the column capitals are also painted in vivid colours, and the ceiling is a real joy. The mosque attendants were very welcoming and insisted we saw the interior which is... 更多
This mosque is different, it is very open to the landscape and gets its cosy atmosphere through the pillars, the... 更多
Still a private mosque, the "porch" needs further restoration. Even so, it's an excellent example of "pillar and painted ceiling"... 更多