Orient Star Hotel

Registanskaya Str. 2, Samarkand, 703000, Uzbekistan | 3 star hotel
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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 ...

Samarkand and Amir Timur

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

16 photos

... who 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 the 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

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Jun 01, 2014

33 photos

1 June Samarkand is the ancient capital of the Timurid empire, which was around in the 14th C. Timurid (or Tamerlaine) ruled with an iron fist (he was called the sword if Islam) and conquered the whole of central Asia from northern India to Istanbul, and built many beautiful monuments in his capital. The first thing that struck us about Samarkand was the change in climate. Whereas Khiva and Bukhara were both stinking hot, Samarkand was reasonably pleasant and had ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 30, 2013

9 photos

... money. I then joined the group again and we went to the Shakh-i-Zinda collection of mausoleums and a mosque at the local cemetary. This place was amazing - with beautiful restored tile work.

Barb and I set off for a hot lunch at the bazaar and we ended up in a little cafe in the middle of the action that seems to be the place where the vendors have their lunch. Our choices were eggs sunny side up with french fries; or bun-less hot dogs with french fries; or ...

Mirror of the World, Centre of the Universe

A travel blog entry by bdsaly on Sep 10, 2013

1 comment, 22 photos

... provides some reassurance that even the reproductions are faithful copies of the originals, but perhaps some of the magic is lost.

And speaking of lost, when we arrived in Samarkand my (US) cell phone indicated “no service” despite detecting two local providers. I just assumed that my US carrier had no agreement with a local provider. Our hotel had WiFi which provided Internet access – until the day after our arrival when Internet access ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Registanskaya Str. 2, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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