No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Samarkand
There is a legend in Uzbekistan that to build the Registan in Samarkand, Timur, the ruling King, needed to get the best bricks from Bukhara, some 300 kms away in the quickest possible time. Donkeys were too slow, and Elephants didn't work well in the bitterly cold winters. So he made a human chain stretching for the 300 kms and the bricks were …
... spitting distance from where we stood atop the tower 3,000 US.
The only other attraction is the large statue of Timur, set in the middle of the former summer palace. It is a magnet for weddings, two at least that we could see from our perch.
In the distance was a mosque and the tomb where Timur was supposed to be buried [poor winter weather conditions prevented his burial in Shakhrisyabz so he was entombed in the Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum in Samarkand]. En route ...
... the watchman asked if we wanted to go in. He said during the day it was 9,000 US but would only charge us 6,000 US. Negotiator Pam worked out a reduced 5,000 US rate.
The courtyard area was special, the curious somewhat dark shade of blue providing a fine backdrop for photos. The tilework was very good. It felt like a VIP tour, nobody else around to stuff up any pictures other than the occasional shadow of a group member ...
... the way. Aslom writes that he loves American music so Leo buys him a knock-off cd with hit songs by Rihanna and Selena Gomez. Unfortunaty for Aslom, the American side of the disc does not work properly. Fortunately for us, the other disc with the Balkan Beat hits does!
Our taxi drops us right outside the blue marble gates of the Registan, where we hope to find the cheapest hostel mentioned in the Lonely Planet. And indeed, we find a nice ...
... apartment, where she lived with her two sisters, her aunt and her niece i believe. Alex and I strolled back to our guesthouse and called it a night.
Today on this first monday of July, my goal was to apply for my Kazakhstan visa. I got my passport photo and copy of my passport ready along with $160 and headed out. I knew which road the embassy was on, but not quite how far down it was. So i headed to that rode and grabbed a taxi. I arrived at the embassy before it opened ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Easy walking distance to the Registan the main sight. Good breakfast. No WIFI, Basic rooms but clean.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.