View from the front of the portico of the Bolo-Hauz Mosque, 1712, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, seen at sunrise, July 10, 2010. The Mosque is named after Bala Lake, an octagonal pool in the forecourt. It was built for Bibi Khanum, the mother of Abu'l Fayud Khan, 1711-47, Ashtarkhanid ruler of the city. Bukhara, a city on the Silk Route is about 2500 years old. Its long history is displayed both through the impressive monuments and the overall town planning and architecture.
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