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Beautiful Bukhara

The citadel is protected by impressive walls and has been occupied from the 5th century until 1920 when it was bombed by the Communists thus destroying most of the interior.

The city has preserved and restored many of the covered and domed bazaars which are filled with craftsmen and shops. They give a flavor of the trade of yesteryear although they cater to the tourists and the local population today.

In the evening during dinner there was a performance of the various ethnic dances with the dancers in traditional costume. Wandering through the streets once again and enjoying the monuments illuminated made me think once again about how vital this city was in the medieval time not only commercially but also intellectually in the development and transmission of the ideas of such men of the stature of Avicenna.