Friday, November 30, 2012

Pe Drumul Matasii in Uzbekistan 19. Complexul Lyabi-Khauz si cazare la Bukhara / On the Silk Road in Uzbekistan 19. Lyabi-Khauz Complex and Accommodation in Bukhara

We left Khiva at 9 p.m., flying to Bukhara one hour. Our accommodation was at Hotel Asl, right in the centre of old Bukhara, in the Lyabi-Khauz Complex. The complex was built during the 16th and 17th centuries, and it didn’t change much since then. The name means “at the pond or reservoir”, and is given after the pond in the middle of the square. Back in the 1620, when it was constructed, it was the largest artificial reservoir in Bukhara. Now it measures 46mx36m, and it is surrounded by old trees, especially mulberry trees. Their leaves have been used to raise the silkworms. It is presumed that one of the mulberry in the square was planted in 1477!

Using the kosh method, two buildings are constructed in the mirror: the Nodir Divan-Begi meddresah and the khanaka, a shelter for the Sufi pelerins, who visited Bukhara.

There are always many people walking in the park, in the middle of the square. The women wear dresses in traditional colors and patterns, and are very friendly. The children are nicely dressed to be admired by the tourists, who are ever ready to take photographs of them!

Am plecat din Khiva seara, la ora 21, cu o cursa locala de avion. Drumul a durat aproximativ o ora.
Ajunsi la destinatie, ne-am cazat la Hotel Asl, chiar in Complexul Lyabi – Khauz, al doilea ca marime dupa Complexul Registan din Samarkand. 

Lyabi – Khauz dateaza din secolele 16-17 si a ramas aproape neschimbat. Numele inseamna “la bazin” dupa constructia din 1620, care se afla in mijlocul sau. Era cel mai mare rezervor artificial din Bukhara veche. Astazi el masoara doar 46mx36 m si este inconjurat de copaci batrani, mai ales duzi, ale caror frunze se folosesc de mult pentru cresterea viermilor de matase. 
 acest dud a fost plantat in 1477!
                                                                        alt dud batran
Chiar in fata hotelului, de o parte a bazinului, se afla  medresa Nodir Divan-Begi, originar un caravanserai, construit in secolul 17, despre care voi scrie mai tarziu.
 medresa Nodir Divan-Begi
In partea opusa, dincolo de bazin, in ale carui ape se oglindeste, a fost construit khanaka, un adapost pentru pelerinii Sufi care veneau in oras. Metoda aceasta de a construi cladiri pereche, in oglinda, era numita kosh si se intalneste mult in aceasta zona, pentru medrese.
khanaka din Lyabi-Khauz
In parc, atrage turistii statuia dedicata lui Nastratin Hogea, cunoscut aici cu numele de Nasruddin Hojas, un Sufi cunoscut pentru umorul sau. Poate unii ati citit in copilarie pildele sale educative. Daca nu, puteti cumpara in Bukhara o mica culegere, in diverse limbi.
 Nastratin Hogea
E mereu lume la plimbare pe aici, asa ca poti observa in liniste tipologia locala. Femeile poarta haine in culori si modele traditionale. Copiii sunt imbracati frumos si lasati sa fie admirati de turisti, care deseori ii si fotografiaza.
Hotelul Asl este construit in stil traditional, avand in fata ayvanul sprijinit pe stalpi. In interior, influentele locale se vad in finisaje. O mica curte interiora este locul unde iti poti bea linistit cafeaua. Seara, poti admira de la fereastra piata frumos iluminata.
 Hotel Asl, Bukhara
 elemente de decor traditionale
 curtea interioara
 panou frumos decorat
Complexul Lyabi-Khauz


Randy said...

The photos of the children are my favorite.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Randy!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely shots of these children, the others are also nice to see.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

A wonderful weekend to you too, Joop! Thanks!

Helma said...

Beautiful weather report Traveling Hawk and your photos are stunning again. I love picture 8 of that child in those beautiful clothes really schiterend to see :-)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Helma! That little girl was really cute!

LifeRamblings said...

it's always great to see the different sides of the world through your lens. the girl is adorable.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the comment, LifeRamblings!

Kumiko said...

Was this mulberry tree planted in 1477? Wow,that's amazing!

This tree is really huge and powerful.

And these traditional clothes of women and children are beautiful.
They are impressive.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, Kumiko, it is written there that the tree is so old! Thank you for your visit.

Rizalenio said...

Your photos are full of sunshine. It radiates positive energy just by staring at those images, esp the photos of people smiling. Very contagious feeling.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Rizalenio, for your comment!