City Hotel

Address: 19 A University Boulevard Street, Samarkand, 140129, Uzbekistan | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 19 A University Boulevard Street, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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    Travel Blogs from Samarkand

    The Golden Road to Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Aug 05, 2014

    ... checks, a body temperature check (37degrees exactly) and V5 check later we were to begin the lengthy form filling process that marked our entry into Uzbekistan. By this point two other teams had caught up along with the Dutch team we'd met at the Door to Hell who were doing the 'Roof of the world' rally. One of the requirements of the forms was to declare all foreign currency, we had been informed that any amount found over the declared amount was frequently taken by border ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    ... and sent the elephants running. His last campaign was to China, but historians think that his primary aim was to proselytize. According to Muslim tradition, if you make one convert to Islam, you will receive a green carpet to heaven. He brought 250 spiritual advisors along on the campaign. But, probably fortunately for China, he died 600 km from Samarkand, his capital. If he had remained alive, perhaps China would now be a Muslim country.

    Samarkand sights

    A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

    14 photos

    ... as well as boys (and was assassinated by a cabal of aristocrats and clerics for his pains). Some school groups are also taking the tour and we are invited to pose with them in photos.

    The golden domed mosque in the Tilla-Kari madrassah is breathtaking, decorated inside with 27 kg of gold leaf. The regular geometrical patterns are pleasing and the effect is not that of the bling we have seen in other overdecorated places. The 17th ...

    Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by wenzels on Oct 04, 2013

    56 photos

    ... Bagdad to India in the 14th century A.D.; but, as is so often the case with tyrants, also a great lover of the arts. It helped that he had at his command the forced labour of gifted artisans from all over Central Asia and beyond to help him and his successors (the Timurids) create ensembles of bedazzling oriental beauty. Other prominent members of the Timurids are Ulug Beg, Timur’s grandson, a celebrated scientist and astronomer; and Babur, who transferred ...


    A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Aug 21, 2013

    5 photos

    ... broad perspective and not loads of detail.

    Samarkand is a city of 800,000 souls. Tajik and Uzbek are spoken here [the former more at home; the latter, for government].

    If you are not prepared to hear glowing accounts of Amir Timur, known in the West as Tamerlane, Uzbekistan is probably not a good place to visit. Here, he is the 'great ruler' and 'number one hero'.
    Saw some tanker Russian women who looked like they could bench press even Sanna, Dave and ...