Hotel Grand Samarkand

Address: 38, Bakhodir Yalangtush str., Samarkand, 140100, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 38, Bakhodir Yalangtush str., Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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    Travel Blogs from Samarkand


    A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 16, 2015

    2 comments, 4 photos

    ... He measured off degrees in the stone. At the top of the building was a hole that would let Ulugbek see the stars; tracing the angle on his stone track, Ulugbek was able to calculate the locations of over 1,000 stars and the duration of the year. These celestial observations created directions for those traveling the Silk Road; as most of the area was desert, this was a very valuable contribution to the camel caravans. Ulugbek's calculations have proven more accurate than ...

    A Few Decades too Late

    A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 13, 2015

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... God only knows what bacteria lurked in those buckets of white stuff, but I was going to take a chance! The old lady I approached spooned some up and held it out for me to try before I committed myself - mmmm, tasted tangy, and I bought some - 25c for a bag of potential belly ache! But no evil results and I went back next day for more :)

    And then I left the older part of town for ...

    Bribes and Stacks of Money

    A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 21, 2014

    32 photos

    ... now. Cissy and Dave were deep in negotiations with money changers while I wandered over to a group of cotton-pickers, mostly woman sitting down for lunch under a shade tree. I asked them if I could take photo of them and they didn't seem to mind. One of the guys with Cissy and Dave came running to me and motioned that I could not take photos. I assumed it was because we were so near the border area but later ...

    Yes We Samarcand!

    A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

    46 photos

    ... Shah's idolising act of vandalism is plain to see. The fact that the headstones merely indicate the location of the actual tombs in a crypt directly underneath the main chamber does not diminish the experience.
    Next we visited Bibi-Khonum Machiti (Bibi Khanym Mosque), named for Mrs. Tamerlane, though sadly mainly a replica of the original, most of which collapsed in an 1897 earthquake. Here Yuhan treated us to an alternately saucy and ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    ... Prophet himself, they decided that it was half as good as Mecca, and people would need to make two pilgrimages to Shah-i-Zinda in lieu of one hadj to Mecca.

    The centerpiece of Samarkand is the Registan, a collection of madrassas built in the 15th - 17th centuries. Registan means place of sand, and, indeed, the minarets and walls have developed a distinct list over the centuries as a result of the soft foundation. The walls of these ...