Reawaken. Reignite. Rediscover
Reawaken. Reignite. Rediscover

Your next adventure awaits
Discover the Wendy Wu Tours Green List

The Award-Winning Tour Specialist

Lyabi-Hauz

Travel Safe with our COVID Safe Protocols
Close

Derived from Persian and meaning ‘ensemble near the pool’, Bukhara’s characterful Lyabi-Hauz is a plaza constructed in 1620 around a large pool with fabulous buildings on three sides, including two madrasahs (Islamic schools) and a khanaka (a Sufi lodging house).

The Madrasah of Nadir Divan-begi, which forms part of the complex, is a 17th century building decorated with exquisite mosaics of living creatures (unusual in Islamic art) including birds and deer. Bukhara was originally full of pools like this, but during the Soviet occupation many were filled in to reduce the spread of disease.

Even today the custom continues for local people to gather here at Lyabi-Hauz to chat, play dominoes and drink pots of tea at the poolside chaikhana.

Travel Expert

How can we help?

For advice on where to go, what to do and how to choose your perfect tour, talk to our Travel Experts.

Call 1300727998

Lyabi-Hauz Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Things To See Nearby

From our Blog

Read our latest articles or travel inspiration, exciting news about our destinations and all things Wendy Wu Tours

17
Nov

Top 7 Experiences in Queenstown

Queenstown is the gem in New Zealand’s crown and one thing is certain, no matter what season you choose to visit, you will not be disappointed. The moment you step out of the airport terminal you will be greeted by friendly locals and one of the most spectacular backdrops of towering mountains that are guaranteed to […]
29
Oct

Top Foodie Experiences in Tassie

Tasmania is renowned for its delicious fresh produce. But where should you visit to sample these delicacies? We’ve compiled our top 4 must-try foodie experiences. 1. Explore the Tamar Valley wine region  A visit to Tamar Valley is easily one of the islands top foodie experiences. One of Tasmania’s famous exports is its wine and this region offers a range of cool climate […]
22
Oct

Five reasons why everyone must visit Kakadu at least once.

Kakadu National Park is famous the world over, but what’s all the fuss about?  Here’s five reasons why everyone must visit Kakadu at least once in their lifetime.  1. Embark on a unique journey  When it comes to visiting Kakadu National Park, the journey is part of the experience. Depart Darwin and cruise 250 kilometres down the spectacular Nature’s Way tour route. On your journey you will pass through the vast plains and spectacular waterways of the wild Northern Territory. Enroute enjoy the famous […]
15
Oct

5 Most Photogenic Places in Taranaki

1. Mt. Taranaki – Egmont National Park  Without a doubt, Mt. Taranaki is one of the most photogenic places in the North Island of New Zealand. It’s the perfect place for budding photographers, keen to capture the stunning vista at ‘The Pouakai Tarn’ which shows off its pool of glass with the assistance of Mt. Taranaki, standing proud at over 2,500m, reflecting […]
Read more blogs