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This cute statue is devoted to the wise-idiot Hodja Nasreddin, famed throughout Central Asia and... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Pleasanton, California
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In the heart of the city, with a park and madrasah nearby, this is a delightful statue which... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Mekhtar Anbar St., Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is in the central square in honour of the 13th century philosopher mostly remembered for his funny episodes. The monument is amongst trees which provide shade for the whole day (which makes taking a well-lit photo a little difficult)

Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you are in old Bukhara, you will eventually bumb into this square. It is popular with the locals as the buildings around it have excellent mosaic work and is a great backdrop for wedding photos for them :)

Thank CSWtravelling
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This stature introduced us to the cult of the folk hero, showing the Hodja astride his donkey. easily accessible and touchable-

Thank CintiKidCincinnati
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is just another bronze statue in the centre of the old city, easy to locate and photograph well visited by everyone

Thank 368stephenn
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This cute statue is devoted to the wise-idiot Hodja Nasreddin, famed throughout Central Asia and Iran and Turkey. Everyone wants to pose with it for selfies or to put their children on for photos. So, there are crowds here all day long. I think this...More

Thank M A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Special monument in the heart of downtown Bukhara. Better to take the picture around 3-5pm when the sun shines directly towards the face of the horse and rider. It's near Lyab- I- Hauz square/plaza area.

1  Thank Geminican
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is a nice photo op of a historic figure that is basically the Uzbek version of Robin Hood. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Charming story, but based mostly on folktale with a touch of reality.

1  Thank wvzjxq
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

In the heart of the city, with a park and madrasah nearby, this is a delightful statue which attracts many newlyweds having their photos taken, with tourists and locals all waiting their turn

Thank davecarpenter_12
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My two teen-aged boys and I spent a week in Uzbekistan, and our evening at the Lyabi-Hauz pool was one of our highlights. It is the perfect place to jump off of the madrassa/mosque Silk Road trail to unwind and people-watch. Tourists and locals alike...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is the draw back of not having a guide, as I never really understood what this Monument signified but people were lining up for a picture with it. It is really centrally located so you can't miss it. We passed on a picture.

Thank Africache
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