The age of the respectable and majestic Bukhara is more than 2500 years old. According to legend, the city was founded by the Persian prince Siyavush, to whom the vassal state was given as a wedding gift by the ruler of Samarkand Afrasiab. In the center of the state was erected the fortress "Ark", which was surrounded by settlements of artisans.
At its time, the city obeyed Alexander the Great, the Arab conquerors and was subjected to destruction by Genghis Khan. Having survived a lot in his lifetime, in 1370 Bukhara became part of the empire of Timur.
The city was the largest trade center on the Great Silk Road. In his caravan-sheds, merchants from different countries stopped.
Bukhara reached its peak at the end of the 16th century, during the reign of the Sheibanid dynasty and Ashtarkhanid dynasty. The capital of the Khanate covered most of Central Asia, northern Persia and Afghanistan.
And in the 19th century the city was considered one of the major religious and cultural centers of the East.