Orient Star Samarkand

Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, 140120, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Day 09 third day in samarkand

A travel blog entry by baktan

4

late morning breakfast and very slow walking tour visiting the amir temur square and things around. was such a pleasure.to meer up with the local CSer Zaf who took us to visit the inner part of shah i zinda. the mosque was amazing and very different from others. the visitors usually ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual

9

... let you sample the salads. Then I pick the one I like and bring out 100 som (about 40 cents) and I point to the one I want. They then bag up about a pound of salad. As I was sitting and eating my salad, a local begger with a baby started harassing me. However, a young Uzbek couple had some words with her and she immediately left and then they said "Good Morning" and smiled at me even though it was afternoon. Another lady came up to me selling shawls. Without bargaining, ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

1
22

... the renovation and restoration of Samarkand’s monuments which accelerated following Uzbekistan’s independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Many of the monuments from Samarkand’s heyday in the 17th century look almost as good as new now but it can be hard to tell what is original, what has been restored and what has been reproduced. Registan Square and the surrounding monuments are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites ...

A HOT DAY, A GLORIOUS SURROUNDING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

5

... all six of us dancing away to traditional music with our untraditional moves. The greatest laughter was reserved for anyone entering the middle of the circle of dancers.

Eventually portions of two bottles of vodka from the other table found their way on to our table. It would have been rude to refuse same! A half dozen lamb skewers also came over, making for some funny staged pix. The dancing ended at 2300.

We stumbled home, Michelle and I leaning on each other ...

Number three on the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by agnetasherborne

15

... been erected a few days before rather than this early. Well we know who matters. The president!!!! Definitely not the tourists!! In madrassa number two were photos from the 1930s and you could see how little of these now magnificent buildings were and that sort of took away a bit of the awe factor too. We were only looking at the restored version. Very restored. Not much of the old part left. But the colours of the mosaics are pretty amazing and rather ...

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This hotel, located on Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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