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not a typical the Bukhara/Samanid epoch architecture

Chashma Ayyub literally means Job's well. The story has it that Ayyub (Job) visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff, following people's request... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Mamed A
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The place where Job struck the ground with his staff and a sweat water well sprung forth to save his people from death by thirst. The well still provides sweat water even to-day. A piece of history, not that architecturally outstanding.

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Chashma Ayyub literally means Job's well. The story has it that Ayyub (Job) visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff, following people's request due to severe drought. People say that the water from this well is still pure and healing, but I wouldn't really recommend drinking it due to sanitary conditions near the... More 

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

According to some, this is not a true mausoleum, but a qadamdjoy (site visited by a holy person). The oldest part of this multi-domed building was probably built in the 12th century.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

I suppose if you are into Islamic History this is an interesting visit as part of the tour around the historic sites of Bukhara.

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Located a few minutes away from the Ismael Samani Mausoleum, this structure was one of the more distinctive buildings I saw while in the country but not necessarily for the usual reasons. Legend has it that the prophet Job (yes, that Job) visited the surrounding countryside during a severe drought; distressed at what he saw around him, he struck the... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Several stories circle around this place. Tomb of the Prophet Job? tomb of some other guy who happened to also be named Job? Site of miraculously appearing well? Just an ordinary well? Who knows? Whatever else, locals come here to drink some water and be blessed. They have interesting information about the history (and misuse) of irrigation in Uzbekistan.

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

A surprise to find such an old monument in Buchara of which the architecture is completely different. Inside is an interesting museum about the water supply of the city. Locals visit it to drink from and collect the water that is supposed to have healing power.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

You might wonder what a mausoleum has to do with water. It's holy water here and the stories around water are well explained in this small museum. I liked the old photographs as well which enriching the exhibition.

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Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is consists of a holy water well.This is also can be included in a days tourist itinary.This also consists of a pond.This monument also renovated recently. You must visit needs only about half an hour.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This mausoleum dedicated to water has an interesting history and is well worth a visit. It is not as grand as other structures in Bukhara, but still very beautiful. It is also a bit off the tourist track. When I visited this place women were gathering water from the well in the mausoleum, which was a great opportunity to chat... More 

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