Bukhara is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Its history is connected with the Arabs and Mongols, who at different times owned this territory. The location of the city can be called strategic, so it was often subjected to invasions. The Silk Trade Route passed through the city, which helped in the development and expansion of ties. There was little crime in Bukhara in the past, so almost no prisons were built. Only one zindan has survived to this day – a real fortress.
Architectural ensembles of the district have sometimes been formed for centuries, but they look like a single whole. Every ruler wanted to leave behind a legacy, so new mosques, madrassas, minarets and tombs appeared regularly. Some of them have retained their functions, while others have become museums.