Samarkand Hotel

Address: University St, 1, Samarkand, 703026, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on University St, 1, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Day 71-73: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

A travel blog entry by colesy4 on Oct 04, 2015

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... centre. This is a shame because the winding alleys of the more “lived-in” areas are very pleasant to stroll around - with beautiful little wooden mosques with clapped our Ladas parked outside and kids playing football outside their houses. It’s this part of town that feels more “Middle Eastern” than anywhere I have come across thus far – in fact the standard greeting in Uzbekistan is “Salam aleikum” which ...

Mischief managed

A travel blog entry by segacs on Aug 29, 2015

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... for me so I could have some, which I'm sure wasn't quite the full experience but was good nonetheless. Then, watermelon for dessert. Rustam produced a bottle of local Uzbek vodka to wash it all down, and we toasted him and Samarkand and the festival and the trip.

It's not the last day of my trip, but tomorrow we begin the long journey home, so it sort of felt like it. Bittersweet though it may be, I couldn't have asked for a better send-off from the Silk Road.

Experience Central Asian History in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by travelezeuk on Aug 13, 2015

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... impressive archway and elaborate interiors. One of the most interesting features of the building is the depictions of Lions and other cat like creatures, which are rare on Islamic buildings because of an injunction against depicting animals. The building was finished in 1636, and whilst some of the details have suffered over the years from ...

Tamerlane City

A travel blog entry by ralph.rydell on Aug 07, 2015

1 comment, 19 photos

... shamanistic. Timur had muslim teachers,and promoted education. He had a personal interest in the structures he ordered built and at times would tear it down if he did not like it. When he conquered he would spare the scientists, architects, craftsmen and bring them back to Samarkand. The inscription on the great palace he built in Shakhrisabz states " If you want to know how mighty we were,look at our buildings".
He is revered by the Uzbeki people as having given them ...


A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 16, 2015

2 comments, 4 photos

... Galileo and other astronomers into the nineteenth century! This is a hard thing to describe, but it was very, very interesting. (For a better, detailed description, call Bob). In the afternoon, we went to a "factory" - maybe ten people - where silk paper was made by hand. It is not really made a f silk, but from bark of mulberry trees (silk worms favorite food). It was very interesting - two women stripping the bark, soaking it, drying it and then sent to the crusher which was a ...