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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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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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Bazaar

The bazaar in Samarkand is rather picturesque but by far not comparable to the Chorsu in Tashkent. But if you are on the way from Bibi Khanum to Shohi Zinda you may spend a little time there.
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Sher-Dor Madrasah

When standing with your back to Medrese Ulughbek you see the famous fassade of Medrese Schir Dor. This almost looks as if it mirrors Medresse Ulughbek. But it was build almost 200 yeras later (1611 -...
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Ulugh Beg Madrasa

As I told you apart from the classical subjects in this Madrasah you could learn about Astrology and Astronomy and it became an important center for this subjects. You can see from right to left two...
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Hazreti Hizir Mosque

A must for any traveller as Khyzr is the patron of wayfarers and possesses the water of life. However, he appears only to the devout who perform namaz bamdad prayers 40 Mondays in succession. This...
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Ruchabad Mausoleum

Only a few steps from the Gur Emir is a smaller and not so spectacular Mausoleum: Ruchabad. It was build in the end of the 14. century. There is not much color used in this building. So it gives an...
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Ak Serai - White Palace

Buried in back yards just southeast of the Gur emir is another Timurid mausoleum, known as the White Palace , built around 1470. Still elegant even in ruin, the building is of cruciform chamber, arch...
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First Impression

Well, i had read a lot about this mythical city before arriving to Samarqand. However my first impression was that of a big modern city, very green with a lot of parks, water, long avenues and very...
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Aug 20, 2007

Numbers, data and events...

Age: Samarqand has celebrated its 2750 birthdayPopulation: about 405.000 inhabitantsElevation: 710mLanguages: russian and uzbekCurrency 1euro=1500sums (August 2007)Occupied by Alexander the Great,...
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Aug 19, 2007

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"Mirror of the World,"
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"Take the Golden Road to Samarqand"
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"Samarkand - Central Asia's Eternal Beauty"
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"Splendour of the Silk Road"
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"Magical City"
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