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

    Mosque & Medressa overload!

    A travel blog entry by linda.g on Aug 10, 2014

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... of Amir Timur & other family members. The next place was the majestic Registan, which you may recognise from the photos. There are 3 main buildings around a huge square, a marketplace in the past, part of the Silk Road route. The medressa on the left is 15th century, the other 2 17th century. Any earlier buildings had been destroyed by Genghis Khan. These mosques and medressas were elaborately decorated and quite incredible. We visited a carpet ...

    The Golden Road to Samarkand

    A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Aug 05, 2014

    ... it technically wasn't there in the first place, how do you complain to somebody has taken money when all the money you've declared is there? In the end the customs officers took our forms at face value and were more interested in searching the car for drugs (of which none were found).

    It was with a sense of trepidation that we drove out onto relatively smooth roads, at each corner fully expecting a return to a lunar surface. To our surprise we arrived in Bukhara still ...

    Samarkand and Amir Timur

    A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

    16 photos

    ... disturbed the tomb. The next day Hitler invaded Russia.

    Nearby, is Shah-i-Zinda, the Avenue of Mausoleums, built around the tomb of Kusan ibn Abbas. Abbas was a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed and is credited with bringing Islam to this area in the 7th century. It took a while for conversion to stick, but by the 10th century men were traveling to Mecca for the Hadj. This was a long and dangerous trip, and their turbans were in effect ...

    Samarkand sights

    A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

    14 photos

    ... Dor madrassah stands opposite Ulugbek's and was intended to outshine it but in our opinion the tiger-lions on its front are much less tasteful than the stars. Some of the side rooms house local artisans selling their wares, including a musician who gives us a demonstration of several traditional Uzbek instruments.

    After lunch we look at the monster sized Bibi Khanym mosque, built by Timur's chief wife as a surprise while he was away at war. ...

    The Modern Silk Road

    A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 28, 2014

    45 photos

    After breakfast (which we had in the courtyard this morning), we met our driver and started out of town. We had a long drive to Samarkand, mostly along a straight stretch of highway through towns and agricultural fields. We spent the day spotting what donkeys were carting (a Lada and a cow were our favorites) and generally being very silly. There were three stops: a ceramics factory and a caravansary, then lunch.

    The ...