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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A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 16, 2015

2 comments, 4 photos

... and Mosques built starting in the 7th century and completed by Timur in the 14th century, and the Bibi Khanum mosque. It's sort of, you see one mosque, you've seen them all. They are very impressive structures - one rising twenty-six stories. All beautifully adorned with gold, jewels, and colored tiles. All have impressive domes. Timur did insure that schools were held within his mosques and he was the first ruler to allow girls to get educated. All of the buildings have ...

A Few Decades too Late

A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 13, 2015

2 comments, 22 photos

... last attempt to tune into the past was an early morning visit to Bibi Khanym mosque, whose marble was dragged in from Persia and the Caucasus by 95 elephants, and whose domes reached 160 feet. Constructed too hastily, by terrified builders eager to appease their impatient ruler, it began to crack even during Tamerlane's lifetime, and by the 19th century it was used merely as a cotton warehouse and tsarist ...

Dazzling Samarkand

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

111 photos

... over coals.

We sat down in a busy cantina and had one of the best goat manti s we've ever tasted. In the end the two hours at the bazaar were well spent. At the exit several guys with shopping bags full of som offered to change dollars. Soon Hannah and Rick showed up and their initial impression was the same as ours, "It's going to be a long two hours" but they too found some ...

Yes We Samarcand!

A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

46 photos

... the unguent of edible vittles; partial success was achieved. The cuisine was fine fettle- I reignited my lifelong affair with poultry- but our attempts to order several items was met with the information that said item was out of stock. Loth I am to wag a finger at the land of the Uzbeks, but as you will read, this was a growing trend...
Mon 15th: On the rooftop of the Furkat, there is a little-used bar; our extensive breakfast was ...

Samarkand and Amir Timur

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

16 photos

... body was returned to Samarkand and buried in the mausoleum that he had built for his favorite grandson. Gur Amir, the mausoleum, is a magnificent edifice topped by a huge blue dome with 64 ornamented ribs. The name of Allah, written a 1000 times in Arabic, spirals up the minarets. Amir Timur is immortalized with a solid jade stone set in a richly decorated room. In 1941 a Soviet anthropologist opened Timur's crypt. He found an inscription cursing ...