Chor-Bakr Necropolis

Chor-Bakr, created in the second half of 16th century and located in Sumitan village of Bukhara district is a "city of the dead", surrounded by high walls, where the family tomb of Dzhuybars sheikhs from Sufi Order "Naqshbandiya". This is one of the most important places of pilgrimage of Muslims registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Chor-Bakr is a necropolis where there are streets, courtyards and gates leading to family dakhmas and numerous tombstones. In its center there is a mosque and khanaka, which halls are covered with domes, and the interiors are decorated with mesh sails and stalactites. In the 20th century, before this complex was built a small minaret similar to Kalyan Minaret.

The main burial of Chor-Bakr is a tomb of Khoja Abu Bakr Sad, who had been a mentor of Bukhara ruler Abdullah Khan II for almost 20 years.


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