Seven Saints of Bukhara
Just breathe the name gently when pronouncing it in order to achieve the appropriate dramatic effect – Bukhara.
There is hardly any other city name that inspires the imagination of 1001 nights as much as Bukhara. Located on the ancient Silk Road, the city has long served as a centre of trade, scholarship, culture and religion.
During your visit to Bukhara we recommend a two-day tour featuring the so-called “Seven Saints”, the most important holy places in the vicinity of Bukhara with entire complexes of mausoleums, mosques and madrassas.
There are 41 holy places for Muslims in the world. Seven of them are located in Bukhara. The great title “Buhoro-i-Shariff” was attributed to Bukhara for having seven graves of great Sufi teachers.
Among others, you will visit the graves of these teachers and have numerous opportunities to talk with their followers and listen to mystic stories about them. Explore Sufi Khonaka – the house where the Sufi lived and gathered together to pray, to meditate and to discuss about God and the True Path.
Taste the water from ancient springs next to the Sufis graves – used for many centuries to treat otherwise incurable diseases. Pay your respects to the holy place Khazor Nur (Thousands Lights) where the first Muslims in Uzbekistan are buried after they were killed for accepting Islam more than 1000 years ago.
The last pilgrimage place is the holiest ensemble of Bukhara, the burial place of Hazrati Bahauddin Naqshbandi – the founder of the Naqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon.