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

    Tamerlane City

    A travel blog entry by ralph.rydell on Aug 07, 2015

    1 comment, 19 photos

    ... to a minor chieftain and gradually got control of the Khanate in his region. Timur may be better known in the West as Tamerlane. He got the name Tamerlane in the west because he had a leg injury from an arrow about age 20y.o. and subsequently walked with a limp.
    Timur established the greatest empire in Central Asia at the time. It extended West through Turkey to nearly Istanbul and South to include some of India. Easterly it extended to China. He was in Kazakstan when ...


    A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 18, 2015

    2 comments, 2 photos

    Random stuff that may be of interest. - every country we visited had stray cats and dogs (okay, not London). Most of the dogs looked the same! In Georgia, some dogs and cats had tagged right ears; the animals were considered government property and there was a fine if anyone red them. No one could tell me how the foment picked which cat or tag. - like in China, we saw people in Georgia and Uzbekistan sweeping the streets. They use brooms which are stalks ...

    Carrefour majeur sur la route de la soie

    A travel blog entry by oliverebekka on Sep 26, 2014

    33 photos

    ... we get a feeling of the grandiosity of the buildings. The modern city has been layed out in a way that it's easy for tourists to visit the different mausoleums. All interconnected by a very clean and peacefull walkway. Maybe a bit too clean and artificial. You have to imagine hard the bustle of the ancient city and bazaar because now it has more ...

    Dazzling Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

    111 photos

    ... times appear after you hit the submit button and we got one for October 1st in Tashkent. We had hoped for one sooner but now we will have time to see Bukhara before going to Tashkent for our appointment.

    Rats in a Maze

    Cissy and I spent the better part of the day sightseeing. We opted to try and find our way through the ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    ... a different temperature for each color. Unfortunately, the colors with this method faded too quickly. Finally, mosaic came into vogue in the 14th century. Single colored tiles were fired, and then the craftsmen cut and filed pieces to fit the mosaic design. Some of the mosaics in Samarkand have 1500 pieces per square meter. Since only 20-25 square centimeters could be completed in a day, this was painstaking work. By looking carefully at the type ...