Orient Star Samarkand

Dagbitskaya, 33, Samarkand, 140120, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Samarkand - Shakhrisabz (Uzbekistan)

A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet


We spent the whole next day driving the 750km to Samarkand. The truck is a lot slower going than a car and the roads in Uzbekistan aren't exactly the smoothest so it can be a long and bumpy drive somedays (fortunately none of us have been carsick). We reached our hotel in Samarkand at about 7pm after some touch and go moments with wires down the nearby streets. Samarkand used to be the heart of the Silk Road so nowadays is rather touristy and has a lot of sights to tick off. We ...

Heart of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by triptalk


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 ...

Samarkand City of Timur

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


After hot drive arrived in Samarkand, no sign of an old city, modern wide streets lined with apartment blocks, shops and sports stadiums. Where is the legendary city of the moguls? Well not at our hotel anyway, Soviet style building, cool tiles and air- conditioning. Unfortunately the pool is under renovation, much like the rest of the town where new housing is going up everywhere. We few of us ventured down the streets looking for a place to eat. We turned down ...

Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... seen. The blue-themed tiling is exquisite and the turquoise domes beautifully reflect the sunlight. It was a treat to wander through the adjacent building complexes. We subsequently walked to the remains of the Bibi Khanum Mosque and were then given a challenge: we each got 4000 Sum, the local currency, equating to $2 US. The aim was to buy as much as possible for this amount at the sprawling bazaar next to the mosque. People got traditional skullcaps, bags full of vegetables, ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


... buried there with his other sons and his mentor. The tile work in this mausoleum was quite beautiful and although it has been restored, much of what you see is original. Stalin ordered Timur's grave to be opened to verify that indeed it was Timur's grave. Russian archeologists opened his grave on June 21, 1941. On his grave was an inscription to the effect that "whoever opens this will ...

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