Central Samarkand Hotel

Address: Kok Saroy Maydoni 1, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on Kok Saroy Maydoni 1, 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

    ... of pneumonia and was there planning an attack on China. To the North it extended to southern Russia. He indicated that he wanted to restore the Glory of Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire and the Golden Horde. However he was not Mongol but Uzbeki. He felt the Persians had wrongfully taken the area in the past. He was very Muslim though and did spread the religion but that was not the purpose of the armed expansion of his empire. And in fact Genghis Khan was not Muslim ...

    ODD AND ENDS

    A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 18, 2015

    2 comments, 2 photos

    ... that are taped together on one end. Even given the crazy driving, they can be seen sweeping the streets. Wonder what their life expectancy is? - The Mongolian tent we stayed in is a ger - I don't know why I spelled it with a "j". - Having rice offered for all three meals a day makes me think I will skip rice for a few months. Also, in Sri Lanka, curry was offered at all meals. I guess the idea is that if your mouth is on fire and your tastebuds are ...

    Carrefour majeur sur la route de la soie

    A travel blog entry by oliverebekka on Sep 26, 2014

    33 photos

    ... brushed tourist sight. Even in the bazaar everything is well organised and ordened. The dry fruits, cheese balls, vegtables all have their own corner with a name tag. No typical market shouting is going on. But that is something we noticed in all the bazaars in Kazachstan and Uzbekistan. Which doesn't make it any less of a pleasure for the senses! ...

    Dazzling Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

    111 photos

    ... In reality we felt like rats in a maze when we repeatedly came out on dead ends.

    Eventually we made it to Siob Bazaar. In recent years the bazaar has been revamped. To be honest, I did not expect a whole lot but it turned out to be a fascinating place with plenty of local colorful flavor. Round loafs of bread piled high in ancient baby carriages, fantastic looking dried fruit, my ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    ... on one of these ancient buildings, you can make a rough guess as to its age.

    Addendum: Here's a rather different view of Amir Timur, commonly called Tamerlane in the history books. From Steven Pinker's book The Better Angels of Our Nature :

    He slaughtered tens of thousands of prisoners in each of his conquests of western Asian cities, then marked his accomplishment by building minarets out of their skulls. One Syrian ...

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