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One Day Tour of Samarkand
"You will be picked up at 7:15am from your hotel in Tashkent and transferred to the railway station to catch an 8am Afrosiyob high-speed train departing for Samarkand which will arrive in Samarkand at 10:30am. Your local tour guide and driver will meet yo consisting of 3 madrassahs: Madrassah Uughbek MadrassahTillakari and Madrassah SherdarBibi Khanum Mosque - named in honor of the eldest wife of Great Timur (14th Century)LunchShahi-Zinda necropolis (12th-15th Century) - burial place of Kusamibn ibn Abbas cousin to the prophet MuhammadUlugbek Observatory - the biggest observatory built by Ulugbek (15th Century).You will return to the railway station at 4:30pm to catch a 5pm high-speed train departing for Tashkent and and arrive in Tashkent at 7:40pm. You will be transfer to your hotel in Tashkent upon arrival.""""Welcome to Samarkand
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One Day Tour of Samarkand
"You will be picked up at 7:15am from your hotel in Tashkent and transferred to the railway station to catch an 8am Afrosiyob high-speed train departing for Samarkand which will arrive in Samarkand at 10:30am. Your local tour guide and driver will meet yo consisting of 3 madrassahs: Madrassah Uughbek MadrassahTillakari and Madrassah SherdarBibi Khanum Mosque - named in honor of the eldest wife of Great Timur (14th Century)LunchShahi-Zinda necropolis (12th-15th Century) - burial place of Kusamibn ibn Abbas cousin to the prophet MuhammadUlugbek Observatory - the biggest observatory built by Ulugbek (15th Century).You will return to the railway station at 4:30pm to catch a 5pm high-speed train departing for Tashkent and and arrive in Tashkent at 7:40pm. You will be transfer to your hotel in Tashkent upon arrival.""""Welcome to Samarkand
From $212.00
 
One Day Tour of Samarkand
"You will be picked up at 7:15am from your hotel in Tashkent and transferred to the railway station to catch an 8am Afrosiyob high-speed train departing for Samarkand which will arrive in Samarkand at 10:30am. Your local tour guide and driver will meet yo consisting of 3 madrassahs: Madrassah Uughbek MadrassahTillakari and Madrassah SherdarBibi Khanum Mosque - named in honor of the eldest wife of Great Timur (14th Century)LunchShahi-Zinda necropolis (12th-15th Century) - burial place of Kusamibn ibn Abbas cousin to the prophet MuhammadUlugbek Observatory - the biggest observatory built by Ulugbek (15th Century).You will return to the railway station at 4:30pm to catch a 5pm high-speed train departing for Tashkent and and arrive in Tashkent at 7:40pm. You will be transfer to your hotel in Tashkent upon arrival.""""Welcome to Samarkand
From $212.00

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Students – help for travellers

A concept, which I liked very much and of which I hope it will last for long, is the one of Samarkand students helping travellers. They are obviously studying tourism at the University of Samarkand...
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Trekki
Jan 23, 2007

How far do you go?

This is the difficult question that must be asked with regard to the restoration/conservation of many of the world's great heritage sites. Here in Samarkand there are many people who are worried about...
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TheWanderingCamel
Nov 24, 2005

Delicate decoration

After the brilliant coloured tiles and elaborate gold of the interior decoration of Samarkand's buildings, the delicate painted walls and domes of the Dorus Tilivat in Shakhrisabz were quite...
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TheWanderingCamel
Sep 06, 2005

The great astronomers

Grouped together in bronze as they never could have been in life, the great astronomers of the classical and mediaeval periods, Ptolemy, Tychoe Brahe, Copernicus and Galileo join the Uzbek...
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TheWanderingCamel
Aug 29, 2005

Tne most spectacular architecture in Uzbekistan

It is the "new" Samarkand which was built after Tamerlan destroyed the old Afrosiob to create a capital city really showing that it is the centre of one of the biggest empires the world has ever seen....
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lotharlerch
Apr 28, 2005

Abandoned monuments

Though all the Monuments were impressive, some of them were a bit abandoned, most of the "accesible" tiles had been removed and they seemed a little ruined. I guess the communist regime didn't pay...
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SirRichard
Nov 19, 2004
 
 
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Very few tourists

When I was in Samarkand you could not see many tourists around. It was still Soviet Union, and travel was restricted to guided groups (with the official Intourist guide, of course). I don't know if it...
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SirRichard
Nov 19, 2004

Shaki-Zinda Necropolis

This necropolis is a wonderful example of local architecture, with magnificent tiles and blue domes. Is like a little town with tombs and mausoleums all beautifully decorated...
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SirRichard
Feb 25, 2003

Tea houses

Tea houses are, let's say, the bars of Samarkand. Here you can seat at some kind of beds in the shadow and enjoy wonderful tea in a relaxed quiet atmosphere
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SirRichard
Nov 09, 2002

Madrassas

Madrassas are islamic schools, fundamental institutions in this parts of the world.In Samarkand you can find some which are beautifully decorated with nice tiles.
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SirRichard
Nov 09, 2002

Top Hotels in Samarkand

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Top Things to Do in Samarkand

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Registan

This should be at the end of any trip to Uzbekistan. We hit it in the beginning, which meant that we didn't save the best for last. Now, again, this is a tourist trap, make no mistake, but it's still...
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Shah-i-Zinda

The Shakhi Zinda Complex is a large group of mausoleums—some as early as 11th or 12th Century, others from the 14th Century. Many important people are buried here, including a cousin of the Prophet....
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Gur Emir Mausoleum

Another fine example of Muslim architecture in Samarkand. A lot of the architecture from the olden days has decayed. Ruins are fun and all, but the government has put a lot of effort into rebuilding...
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Ulugh Beg Observatory

Ulugbek was Tamerlane’s grandson. He was a mathematician and astronomer, and he built his observatory in 1428. He did some amazing work, including an accurate solar calendar, and charting the location...
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Bibi-Khanym Mosque

This mosque has recently been renovated, though as with some other renovations to monuments in Uzbekistan, the work was a bit slapdash in places (our Uzbek guide kept pointing out the poor quality of...
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Afrosiab

Afrosiab is one of the few ancient places remaining somewhat untouched. While there is a museum exhibiting some of the past artifacts found onsight, the whole of the grounds have not been fully...
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Top 5 Samarkand Writers

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TheWanderingCamel

"Mirror of the World,"
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Elisabcn

"Take the Golden Road to Samarqand"
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Trekki

"Samarkand - Central Asia's Eternal Beauty"
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toonsarah

"Splendour of the Silk Road"
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nepalgoods

"Magical City"
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