Furkat Hotel

105 Mullokandov Street, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Samarkand sights

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

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... stop for prayers chanted by their guide or mullah.

Then we head to the Registan, the old central square with madrassahs on three sides. The earliest was founded by Tamerlaine's grandson Ulugbek as a specialist school of astronomy. The decorations are all in star patterns, and each student room has a balcony with a different mosaic design. Apparently Ulugbek wanted poor children to have equal chances for an education, and thought that girls ...

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 29, 2014

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... edge of the cemetery. The sun came out for the first time today, and it was hot. When we arrived, the guard crossed his arms in a large X, indicating that the site was closed. We were disappointed, but then we learned that the mausoleum of Timur was open, so we hiked back up the hill then through the city to Timur’s grave.

And, indeed, the mausoleum was open. We received a helpful lecture on the battles of Tamerlane, which was interesting, then entered ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber on Nov 01, 2013

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... the Registan, one of Central Asia's most beautiful sights. Covering three sides of a square the separate buildings were built in 1420, 1636 and 1660. Stunning mosaic arches play gateway to the inner sanctum where once a tranquil courtyard now plays host to vendors selling wares to tourists. It's still a beautiful place of arches, light and bright ceramics but the religious aspect now seems overrun by commercialism. Suits me fine but may prove a disappointment to others. ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 30, 2013

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... about $4 and climbed the narrow, spiral staircase. There was only room for one person at the top at a time and there were amazing views. There's no way we could do this during the normal opening hours of the Registan. I rode back with the others in the truck to the hotel and had breakfast. I had one piece of sausage this morning that tasted like lamb and almost made me sick again...I'm definitely off the lamb for awhile.

At 9:30 we went with our local guide to ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly on Sep 10, 2013

1 comment, 22 photos

These are just a couple of the epithets given over the centuries to Samarkand, the most fabled city of the ancient Silk Route. Situated right in the centre of modern day Uzbekistan, so in the heart of Asia, archeologists have found urban settlements here dating back to the 6th century BC, on a par with Rome and Babylon. Alexander the Great came through here as did Genghis Khan. But Samarkand owes much of its present day renown to Tamerlane, or Tamburlaine as he's ...

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This hotel, located on 105 Mullokandov Street, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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