Antica B&B

56 - 58 Iskandarov Street , Samarkand, 703012, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Samarkand sights

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

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... as well as boys (and was assassinated by a cabal of aristocrats and clerics for his pains). Some school groups are also taking the tour and we are invited to pose with them in photos.

The golden domed mosque in the Tilla-Kari madrassah is breathtaking, decorated inside with 27 kg of gold leaf. The regular geometrical patterns are pleasing and the effect is not that of the bling we have seen in other overdecorated places. The 17th ...

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 29, 2014

93 photos

... The interior is decorated with onyx and gold, covered with geometric flowers and stars. It was ostentatious enough for an emir. Timur is buried in the center in a black box of jade. The story says that his bones were disinterred by the Soviets that day before Hitler unleashed Barbarossa and, the day after his bones were returned, the Germans because to start their retreat. It is only a myth, ut w teill it to unsuspecting tourists, and dsoon tey will not ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber on Nov 01, 2013

122 photos

... it was one of his favourite parts of the trip so far. He even went as far as to say it was equally as beautiful as the Taj Mahal. Even though I hate India I don't necessarily agree with that. Yes the Registan is stunning, both from afar and up close, but to me the Taj Mahal is still by far the most magnificent sight to behold. From the Registan there's a pedestrianised promenade lined with shops selling locals crafts down to the Bibi-Khanym mosque where ginormous doors ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 30, 2013

9 photos

... Emir Mausoleum. I chose to skip her tour and instead walked around the blue domed Mausoleum and took some nice photos. Next she took us to the Registran. She kept on taking us into various shops to see how ceramics and tiles were made so I skipped out on the tour and went to the inside of the blue dome that had amazing guilded painting - really stunning.

After the Registan, I headed to the local's Siab Market. I had a big craving for the local salads. The ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly on Sep 10, 2013

1 comment, 22 photos

... known in English, the "Conqueror of the World".

Modern day Uzbekistan has elevated Tamerlane to the status of national hero, but ironically, Tamerlane was not an Uzbek but a Mongol, a sheep rustler from what is described as a “minor tribe”. By 1370, through intrigue, political maneuvering and marrying the right widow, Tamerlane succeeded in reaching the top of the pile with the title of Amir (commander). Over the next 35 years and twenty or so ...

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This hotel, located on 56 - 58 Iskandarov Street , Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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