Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum - Ayub well in Bukhara

At the Samanids Park there is an interesting place – the Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, where, according to the legend, Job (Ayub) made a well by striking the ground with his staff. Since then the well was called the Job`s (Ayub) well. Today it houses the Museum of Water.

Above the spring a mausoleum was erected during 1379-80, when Bukhara Khanate was one of the lands subjugated by Tamerlane. Since that time the mausoleum was rebuilt, but you can quite consider it as one of the most ancient buildings of Bukhara, along with the Samanids Mausoleum.

The 4 rooms of the Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum house the exposition of the Museum of Water. There you will be told how the irrigation system of Uzbekistan was created, how the water wells appeared on the Great Silk Way and how caravans planned their passages from one well to another. At one of the mausoleum rooms you can still see the legendary Job`s well, and even have a drink of cold fresh water from it.

Opposite the Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum you can see the memorial complex of Imam al-Bukhari, a Muslim theologian, the author of the most authentic selection of Sunni eisegesis (interpretations) of Quran. At the park you can also see the Samanids Mausoleum and the fortified walls of Bukhara, and having passed through the center of the city, you can come to the Ark Citadel and the Poi Kalyan complex.