Hotel Samarkand Plaza

St. Dagbitskaya-Rudaki, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry

93

... 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

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122

... 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

9

... let you sample the salads. Then I pick the one I like and bring out 100 som (about 40 cents) and I point to the one I want. They then bag up about a pound of salad. As I was sitting and eating my salad, a local begger with a baby started harassing me. However, a young Uzbek couple had some words with her and she immediately left and then they said "Good Morning" and smiled at me even though it was afternoon. Another lady came up to me selling shawls. Without bargaining, ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

1
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... culture and learning. Tamerlane’s grandson, Ulug Beg was an astronomer who built an observatory, part of which is still visible today. His discoveries and observations using this observatory place Ulug Beg among the ranks of the greatest of all early astronomers.

Uzbekistan as a nation is a post-revolutionary creation of the Soviet Union. From around the middle of the 19th century, the present-day country of Uzbekistan was part of the Russian ...

A HOT DAY, A GLORIOUS SURROUNDING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

5

... of Timur. What is depicted today is a reconstruction but no records have come down as to the building plans. Pam is Madame KGB, getting lots of trip lowdown. It was a 20M ride to the site. It is [only] 34C today.

Ulugbek was known more as an astronomer than a ruler. The only original item is the track for the astrolab. The museum was small but sufficient to give a backdrop. There was a 3,000 US camera fee. Jalal gives too much information for my taste. Groups generally ...

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This hotel, located on St. Dagbitskaya-Rudaki, Samarkand, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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