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Balyand mosque.

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An excellent example of a quarter ritual center is the Balyand Mosque in the western part of old Bukhara. The mosque belongs to the beginning of the XVI century. It has a cube-shaped structure with adjoining colonnade. The Balyand Mosque is famous for its refined interior.
Mosque consists of a cubic building, decorated and shaded corner in the avian form of stalactites and summer mosque. The interior of the mosque is to provide room and ceiling with beautiful wooden domes that are decorated in the style of the XIX century.
Attention pilgrims and tourists are also attracted to the unique paintings gilded painting on the walls and mihrab. Especially the paneling made of hexahedral glazed tiles painted with gold, which goes round the hall.
The mosque took its name ("balyand" means "lofty") because of raised stone bed, on which rests the construction. Balyand Mosque of the city of Bukhara, which has an age of 500 years, built around a small pond old.
This is a magnificent example of architectural monument of the XVI century. Its name translates as "high" because it is built on a high foundation. Balyand.

Authority:
V.G Saakov «History of Bukhara». Publishing house "Shark", 1996. «Bukhara. Masterpieces of the Central Asia». The historical guidebook across Bukhara. 2012. "Bukhoro. Bukhara" In the Uzbek, English and Russian languages. Publishing house "Uzbekistan", Tashkent 2000. Mukhammad Narkshakhi. History of Bukhara. Tashkent. 1897 (translator N.Lykoshina). V.G.Saakov  "Architectural masterpieces of Bukhara. A Bukhara regional society "Kitabhon" Uzbek SSR, Exactly 1991 Robert Almeev. "History of ancient Bukhara". (Under edition of the Academician of the Academy of sciences of Republic Uzbekistan of Rtveladze E.V.)

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Alexey Arapov.