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

    We arrived in Tashkent late afternoon, and checked into the Grand Orzu hotel. Not so grand, but quaint, with a nice outdoor restaurant. With only one day in this city, we set off early for the Chorsu Bazaar, a huge marketplace, full of buzz and friendly people. We then walked to the first of many medressas, places of learning. These buildings were covered in intricate mosaic work in a very recognisable style. We skipped the mosque because it was Friday, not ...

    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 ago? 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 ...

    Samarkand sights

    A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

    14 photos

    ... to be about six months early for our booking! But at the back, in a delightful courtyard, we are treated to the best meal yet in Uzbekistan, the convivial mood is enhanced by plentiful vodka and many speeches are made that probably are better not remembered afterwards. But everyone is having a good time, especially our guide Nazim who must be relieved to have got us safely through the tribulations of lost rucksacks, group members going 'crook' and other ...

    The Modern Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 28, 2014

    45 photos

    ... 8211; I’m not in the market – then got ready to depart. Our guide said we were welcome to return tomorrow, if the streets were open. I asked why they might not be open, and she said there was a delegation in town and they would close the streets.

    We were dropped near the Registan and decided to walk up past it to our hotel. It had turned overcast, but not really cool … still, no direct sun, which was ...

    Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

    A travel blog entry by samber on Nov 01, 2013

    122 photos

    ... full of a tour group but they soon left so it was just us, with some chewy pieces of meat and a yapping chicwauwa pawing at our legs. At least it made for a memorable last night in Uzbekistan. Hard to believe tomorrow we leave and move into Tajikistan. Despite some of the issues we've had along the way we've been won over by Uzbekistan. It's a country of incredible architecture, fascinating cities and beautiful people. Had we been travelling on anything more than a ...