Regal Palace Hotel

1, Vohid Abdullo Street, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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21 May.200321 May.2003

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Recommend accomodation in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva

by Kellys_travels


I am planning a trip to Uzbekistan in early September. I want to visit Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. I will also be staying in Tashkent. Please recommend some nice accommodation (and not very expensive) in these cities. Better close to the center.

Thank you!

Re: Recommend accomodation in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva

by TheWanderingCamel

Hotel Zarina Samarkand is 2-3 minutes walk from the Registan -

Hotel Malika-Heivak is within the walls of the old city in Khiva -

Re: Recommend accomodation in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva

by Sasha_Most


About the country

Uzbekistan is a very moderated muslim country with a soviet history. Sights are breathtaking, and the cities are kept quite clean. Most of the cultural herigates are near to each other (max 4 or 5 hours travelling by bus or train). Domestic flights are cheap and quite good.


There is plenty of accomodation in the country. In each hotel you should ask for a 'registration note'. You need those notes when leaving the country. Sometimes they are being asked, sometimes you don't need them at all. Anyhow, they won't look at them in detail, so you can miss a few days (if you want to stay with a private family or in a cheaper hotel that doesn't give registration). In Tashkent, many hotels changed their phonenumber (in 2009). The phonenumbers on this website are verified in 04/2009.

Hotel Malika Khiva
19A, P.Kori Street
Khiva, Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 6237 52665


If you take a flight between Tashkent and Urgensh, you'll be flying with a new Boeing. If you fly between Nukus and Tashkent, you'll be flying with an Illyushin or Yakolev.

Azeri, tajik, uzbek and mongol LOIs, visas through (20 $ per country).

Re: Recommend accomodation in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva

by abdulbek

The hotel industry in Uzbekistan has dramatically changed over the years and today you can find any hotel according to your budget. The prices range from 20 USD per night to 45-50 USD per night for a single room. Orzu Hotels and Elite Hotel is in the range stated above, secure and you can book online. Also, remember that when you arrive at the airport taxi drivers will try to offer you accommodation and it is better if you prebook rather than wonder around the city with non English speaking driver.:). You can also find list of the hotels in different cities here:

Travel Tips for Samarkand

The Peace Corps era

by cdouble


I arrived in Samarkand in April 2004. I will live here for two years. If you want to read my more extensive adventures and thoughts, go to, search: c_double.

"The Sights"

There are innumerable worthwhile sights in Samarkand, but I will mention only five. 1. The Registon: built by Amir Temur, Tamerlane. 2. Gori Amir: the gravesite of Amir Temur, Tamerlane. 3. Bibi Khanum: the monument built to Amir Temur's , Tamerlane, Chinese wife. 4. Ulugbek observatory: the ancient observatory of Mirzo Ulugbek, who determined the circumference of Earth. 5. Shohi Zindah: a temple of sorts that is still in its original condition

Pearl of Central Asia

by T-Moor

"Legends about Samarkand"

There are many legends connected with the construction of some historical buildings of Samarkand.

While waiting for Temur from his tour his wife Bibikhonum had prepared him a regal architectural present. To accomplish the construction process, she had asked a young architect to accelerate the works. Having used an opportunity, the young architect had declared of his love to her and had stipulated the condition: he would finish the works in time if she allowed him to kiss her. There are many variants of this legend.

Here is one of the versions written by a poet Khurshid Davron. "When Bibikhonum came to know of the arrival of her husband Temur at Samarkand, and she knew that a young architect was in love with her, she had agreed to perform his condition and, she allowed him to kiss her "but only through a veil". The young man kissed her, burning the cheeks of the Queen and leaving a trace of this act. Having seen a kiss spot on a cheek of the Queen, the young man got frightened and tried to accomplish the works by the arrival of Temur. But he understood, that he wouldn't be saved from the anger and torture of Temur, he made the reed wings and flew away".

Bibikhonum - Saraymulkhanum - the most respected wife of Temur, who was 69 years old when he returned from his invading tour in 1404 and Saraymulkhanum was 65. It is advised nevertheless to believe legends of the great historical personalities.
The historical witness of Her grandeur in the Temur's palace was a Spanish envoy, Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo (1402-1406), who arrived in Samarkand at that time. Klavikho, who was once invited to a reception party given in honor of Temur's arrival at Samarkand, had had an honor to see Saraymulkhanum very close. The reception party took place in the countryside, on the green lawn Konigul. Clavijo gives a thorough description of the Queen's appearance in public. It is the only trustworthy and detailed description of Saraymulkhanum ...

... A solemn appearance of the Queen Saraymulkhanurn had made a great impression upon the European Ambassador. Saraymulkhanurn was a really the most beloved and respected wife of Temur, whom he trusted and consulted with. According to Clavijo's description, Saraymulkhanurn was not only a clever woman, but also a beautiful female representative in the palace among many pretty beauties in the palace. That romantic story with an architect may be connected more with another younger beauty of the Temur's palace and, it would me trustworthy. The legends on Princess and a Master are living in many ancient towns, including also Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, etc. As for names of the real builders of the Cathedral mosque, they are still remaining unknown. The cathedral mosque was erected according to Temur's plan, but during his seven-years invading tour. There were attracted the best masters and brought all necessary materials from all corners of the Temur's empire to construct the said mosque. This mosque was designed to symbolize the grandeur of the Temur's empire. When he arrived in Samarkand, the construction was completed and, Temur came to see the subject of his pride. He was terribly disappointed, as he saw that there were made serious architectural mistakes during the construction. The new mosque happened to be lower than the medresseh built in front in honor of the Saraymulkhanum's mother, the erection of which was supervised by the Queen herself. Having fallen into a rage, Temur ordered to kill the builders, to destroy the mosque and build it all over again. That was a story of the Cathedral mosque and medresseh Bibikhanum in the ancient Samarkand. These historical monuments are 600 years old.


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