Antica B&B

56-58, Iskandarov, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... The Bibi-Khanym mosque was also spectacular. The entrance portals are massive as well, and the domes are varied and attractive. I love the ribbed domes, found, in Uzbekistan, only in Samarkand. The courtyard is nicely maintained, but the main buildings are closed because of decay and collapse. There was some effort at restoration, but they apparently have major structural flaws and so restoration work was halted. Still, we enjoyed the visit.

The bazaar was ...

"Welcome" to Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... here.

Uzbekistan is only one of two "double land locked" countries in the world, meaning you have to pass through at least 2 countries to get to an ocean or major sea. Can you name the other? Clue: it's in Europe.

We set back our clocks by an hour. That means it will be get dark around 5pm each day. We picked up our local guide and went through another passport check before we were officially in Uzbekistan. We drove a little while ...

Into The Valley of Babur

A travel blog entry by danialw

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... Valley is home to one of my personal historical heroes, Babur.

A little background on Babur: he was a descendant of the conqueror Timur, aka Tamerlane, on his father’s side and a descendant of Genghis Khan on his mother’s side. Born to a family of Timurid nobles, Babur became king of Samarkand at a fairly young age, but not for long. He was driven out by the Uzbek Shaybanids and lost control of Samarkand ...

Bukhara, Nuratau Mountains & the Fergana Valley

A travel blog entry by mmtrip

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... everywhere, there are watermelons and honey melons at each corner of the streets and we discover the pleasure of Uzbek chai (green tea) at each break. At night as we are staying in the same guesthouse as the 2 French girls we came with from Khiva, we decide to try some Uzbek wine... drinkable but not comparable to European wines...
In general, Uzbekistan is a great place for cultural tourism as the main cities have centuries-old history monuments. ...

You can't have a Silk Road without a Silk Worm

A travel blog entry by silkroad2012

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... retrospect, we could probably just have hit Fergana for lunch as there is not much historical to see as all the good buts were leveled by the Russians at one time or another. However there were to considerable highlights of our Fergana experience - the first was that our hotel had a POOL - amazing! So we spent the afternoon trying to even up our chronic farmer tans and taking a nap.

The other high point was visiting Margilan proper. This ...

Location

This hotel, located on 56-58, Iskandarov, Samarkand, is near Gur Emir Mausoleum, Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), Chimgon, and Old Tashkent.
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