Orient Star Samarkand

Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, 140120, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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    Travel Blogs from Samarkand

    Mosque & Medressa overload!

    A travel blog entry by linda.g on Aug 10, 2014

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... of Amir Timur & other family members. The next place was the majestic Registan, which you may recognise from the photos. There are 3 main buildings around a huge square, a marketplace in the past, part of the Silk Road route. The medressa on the left is 15th century, the other 2 17th century. Any earlier buildings had been destroyed by Genghis Khan. These mosques and medressas were elaborately decorated and quite incredible. We visited a carpet ...

    The Golden Road to Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Aug 05, 2014

    ... me ordering one lot of pancake(s) and getting one pancake!

    In the next forty minutes we were to realise how much the Turkmen government dislikes advertising where it's border crossing points are. After one wrong turn and a twenty minute drive down a bumpy, dusty track we spotted a building that by now was familiar to us as a border control. Leaving Turkmenistan was relatively pain free in comparison to entering, the Uzbekistan border however was a bit more lengthy. ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    You remember Amir Timur (1336 - 1405) from a couple of days back? He was the Tartar who created an empire that stretched from Persia to the edge of Mongolia, slaughtering Mongols as he went. Thirteen military campaigns and he never lost a battle. He did have some trouble in India with the military elephants and their sharpened tusks. Cleverly, he discovered that elephants were afraid of fire while camels weren't. So he put his troops on camels with ...

    Heart of the Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by triptalk on Jun 04, 2014

    2 comments, 23 photos

    I am worried that in the next few days I will be taking millions of pictures. Way more than I can share. Samarkand is an ancient town full of beautiful blue tiled mosques and medressas, the colors are irresistable cobalts and aquas. Not everything is ancient though. They have redone a lot of streets into sort of Disney pedestrian ways which are too clean and perfect, and also cut down alot of huge old Plane trees in the process. Not too ...

    The Modern Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 28, 2014

    45 photos

    After breakfast (which we had in the courtyard this morning), we met our driver and started out of town. We had a long drive to Samarkand, mostly along a straight stretch of highway through towns and agricultural fields. We spent the day spotting what donkeys were carting (a Lada and a cow were our favorites) and generally being very silly. There were three stops: a ceramics factory and a caravansary, then lunch.

    The ...