It gets quite hot in the summer, so be sure to bring lots of water. If you're planning on walking, wear comfy shoes. It's possible to grab a taxi at any point if you're feet get sore or tired.
Start this first thing in the morning and beat the heat of the day. The mosque opens at 8am and is quiet in the morning.
July and August are incredibly hot, but the winter can get a bit chilly. The best time to visit is May-June and September-October.
The entrance fees and taxi fare are very inexpensive.
When traveling the Silk Road with kids, one must visit Bukhara, home to around 140 architectural monuments. That’s quite an overwhelming number. Therefore, enjoy this Silk Road for kids full-day itinerary that combines two of the better sites to see. Begin with the Kalyan Minaret and Mosque. There’s space to roam and take in the beautiful structures adorned with blue tiles, typical to Uzbek architecture. Next head over to the Ark of Bukhara, the former home of the Emir. Take in the museum and check out his throne. Lastly, cap off your day with a lovely afternoon eating ice cream and feeding the ducks by Lyabi Hauz pool. It’s a day on the Silk Road with kids that parents too will enjoy.