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Mosque Name: Hulbuk Castle Mosque

Country: Tajikistan

City: Hulbuk

Year of construction (AD): 800-899

GPS: 37.777524 69.556695

Gibson Classification: Petra

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


There are remains of a large mosque in this castle. The castle walls have been restored, but the inside is till in ruins.

The fortress from the air.

The fortress from the air.

The fortress walls.

The fortress walls.


Siméon, Pierre, 2012. “Hulbuk: Architecture and Material Culture of the Capital of the Banijurids in Central Asia (Ninth-Eleventh Centuries)”, Muqarnas 29: 385-421.

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