Orient Star Samarkand

Address: 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

      Samarkand, In the footsteps of Timur

      A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Sep 22, 2014

      19 photos

      ... of winter and the pass across the mountains was snowbound so he was buried here.
      10 minutes walk away is the Registan. described by Lord Curzon as 'the noblest public square in the world'. The square is bounded on three sides by medressas, Islamic schools. The earliest was built by Ulugbek in 1420 The other two date to the 17th century.
      Beyond the Rgistan is the remains of a huge mosque built on the initiative of Timur's wife (the story is the architect took a fancy ...

      Dazzling Samarkand

      A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

      111 photos

      ... a taxi go to the bazaar in Urgut with them tomorrow.

      September 24, 2014

      Urgut Bazaar

      Urgut bazaar is described in the LP as one of THE best bazaars in Uzbekistan. We ordered a taxi for the 1 hour ride. Cissy decided to stay behind and do another round of the sights in Samarkand. So it was Hannah and Rick and us.

      ....At the market, we agreed to meet ...

      Yes We Samarcand!

      A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

      32 photos

      ... I still didn't buy anything, though.
      B: It was painful to leave behind such beautiful ceramic art. I just had to console myself that I would certainly embark on a sole shopping trip through central Asia in the future! We also received an education in the parandja. Our fellow traveller India was chosen to model this tent-like garment. Similar to a burqa, the parandja is made of horsehair and was worn by women in this part of the world ...

      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

      ... hotel filled us up. Other teams were not quite so lucky, with at least one being caught red handed purchasing illegal petrol.

      Team Unlikely were due to rendezvous with us in Bukhara, however news had filtered through via another team we'd met at the hotel that the northern Uzbek roads had pounded the Mini and it was limping along with broken suspension. Unlikely soon contacted us and gave an ETA of 2am, so we went for a wander in Bukhara looking for food. Since Turkey ...