Only relatively recently, scientists have been able to detect the ruins of once a grand caravanserai. Now you can only see a huge portal, located on the old route of the Great Silk Road, then called The Gold Road, from Bukhara to Samarkand. Rumor has it that along this very road caravans moved from Bukhara to Samarkand carrying gold. The entire portal was decorated with brick, which created a pattern of 8-sided and 3-petal figures. Art paintings decorated the contours of the portal.


Today, historians can with a certain confidence state that this portal refers to one of the largest in the region caravanserais that was called Rabat-i-Malik (“Gates of Bukhara”). Using the remaining drawings of this object architects managed to almost completely recreate its appearance.