Hotel Samarkand Plaza

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

      Samarkand, In the footsteps of Timur

      A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Sep 22, 2014

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      Samarkand - in the footsteps of Timur
      Where do you start with Samarkand. Taken in 329BC by AlexanderThe Great who married Roxana, daughter of a local chieftain. A key city on the Silk Road, then sacked by Ghengis Kahn in 1220. In 1370 Timur decided to make it his capital and poured a vast fortune into creating buildings worthy of him. After his death his grandson Ulugbek ruled until 1449. Ulugbek was also a prominent scientist - he built a huge observatory.In the 16th ...

      Dazzling Samarkand

      A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

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      ... Visa pages had left him in a foul mood.

      A lovely Young Belgian couple arrived at our guesthouse, Hannah and Rick. They live in Antwerp and know the area where Cissy lives very well. She studied to be midwife but is now studying psychology. And Rick just got his MBA and is working as a consultant at a major accounting firm. They have three weeks here in Uzbekistan.

      We planned ...

      Bribes and Stacks of Money

      A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 21, 2014

      32 photos

      ... hoped to score some tourists for his ride back to Osh. Sadly that didn't pan out for him.

      Stopped 3 Times

      We had a long day ahead and by 9 am we had a taxi pick us up to take us to the Uzbek border. (200 som / $40) Our poor driver got stopped 3 times by police, for no other reason than to shake money out of these people. We watched the driver put a 10 som note between his car papers ...

      To Samarkand

      A travel blog entry by mollyquul on Sep 16, 2014

      11 photos

      ... which local travelers will pick up passing through. There are begging gypsies here, who got way too close.  They weren't threatening, but we watched our bags. Then we went to what's left of Ulug Beg's observatory. He was a grandson of Tamerlane. He was not a fighter, but a studier, and engineer, patron of the arts......He became 'the Astronomer King'. He made Samarkand an intellectual center. His studies of the solar system, ...

      Yes We Samarcand!

      A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

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      ... the continent; Ulugh was mediocre in war, and yet is immortalised by having both a lunar crater and an asteroid in his name. His star catalogue of 1437, Zij-i-Sultani, is the thesis that earned him such celestial doctorates. And it was researched at the observatory that had been completed some thirteen years previously.
      Unfortunately, the value of permanent posts for watching the stars had not yet been realised at that time; once ...