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 Architectural Complex Khoja Zaynutdin

Architectural Complex Khoja Zaynutdin was built on the bank of one of the oldest hauzes (ponds) Bukhara, in the first half of the XVI century. The complex consists of a building khanaka and hauze (pond). Tomb (Mazar), "Hoja Turk" is one of the attractions of the complex, which is located in one of the outer niche of the mosque. The construction of the mausoleum was prohibited during the reign of Sheibanid.

Khoja Zaynutdin  Mosque refers to a type of religious buildings, so-called mosque-khanaka. Central hall with a dome are characterized for structures of this type. It was used by Sufis in their religious ceremonies, accompanied by musical instruments. Blue and red-orange colors make a strong impression of the interior of Khoja Zainuddin mosque.

Architecture of the mosque Khoja Zaynutdin represents a particular interest. The lower part of the walls is decorated with a mosaic panel and the upper part with the dome is covered with paintings. The dome reminding blue and gold cup is covered with star-shaped stalactites, at the same time it seems light easy and weightless. The use of technology "kundal" in the interior of the mosque gave a solemn elegance, which is more like a golden-embroidery, which is traditional for Bukhara, so it was called “heavenly mosque”.

There are many legends about the construction of this mosque. One of them says that the mosque was built by a king, whose servant was Zaynutdin. The king decided to call the mosque in his honor as he wanted to thank him for the work.

In 2009 the mosque was completely restored. Like other beautiful architectural ensembles of Uzbekistan, Khoja Zaynutdin complex is one of the jewels of Bukhara.


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