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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Zarina Samarkand
Easy walking distance to the Registan the main sight. Good breakfast. No WIFI, Basic rooms but clean.
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... After Tamerlane the dynasty lasted a few generations and then became fragmented.His grandson was a notable ruler though did not expand the empire. His name was Ulugbek. He was ruler but is revered as a scientist, mathematician, as well as a builder of many of the large beautiful structures we see today in Samarkand, particularly madrassas. He was a noted astronomer and built an observatory that has been excavated and is intact. He had the world's largest sextant at the ...
We travel not for trafficking alone, By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned. For lust of knowing what should not be known
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.
'The Golden Journey to Samarkand' - James Elroy Flecker, 1913, quoted in LP guide book.
My arrival was by train from Bukhara, rather than on that 'Golden Road'. But when I got to the Registan, the centre of this ancient ...
... of winter and the pass across the mountains was snowbound so he was buried here.
10 minutes walk away is the Registan. described by Lord Curzon as 'the noblest public square in the world'. The square is bounded on three sides by medressas, Islamic schools. The earliest was built by Ulugbek in 1420 The other two date to the 17th century.
Beyond the Rgistan is the remains of a huge mosque built on the initiative of Timur's wife (the story is the architect took a fancy ...
... of Mausoleums. Cissy and I had inadvertently bypassed the ticket booth;). We spent several hours taking in the stunning blue tile and mosaic covered mausoleums. Inside, the walls were covered as well in tile patterns and plenty to ooh and aahh about plus it was a cool reprieve from the relentless heat.
On the way home we relaxed at shady table at ...
... to impress....Parents save hugely for this, and beyond the daily necessities, it's much of what they work for. It's amusing to me how much the American style white wedding dress now seems to be the standard the world over.... And then it was on to the sites which I had made this trip to see....When Alexander the Great conquered the city in 329 BC, he exclaimed at its beauty. This was the city of Timurlane, "The last nomadic emperor ...