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


A travel blog entry by mkennedy15 on May 16, 2015

2 comments, 4 photos

... He measured off degrees in the stone. At the top of the building was a hole that would let Ulugbek see the stars; tracing the angle on his stone track, Ulugbek was able to calculate the locations of over 1,000 stars and the duration of the year. These celestial observations created directions for those traveling the Silk Road; as most of the area was desert, this was a very valuable contribution to the camel caravans. Ulugbek's calculations have proven more accurate than ...

A Few Decades too Late

A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 13, 2015

2 comments, 22 photos

... in favour of the 'new city', which is actually older than those awful tourist shops near the Registan. The downtown area centres on a long pedestrianised, treelined avenue of charming low-rise buildings, alongside a park, full of the locals conspicuously absent around the Registan area. I stopped opposite the park at an eatery that offered nothing edible for the veggie, but had the promise of ...

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

... no doubt highly embellished) tale of the architect and the lady.
A unique place was to follow- Shah-i-Zinda (The Living King). This necropolis dates back nearly a millennium; the complex developed over several centuries, but the majority of mausolea hold the bones of Tamerlane's kith and kin. Its central mosque is situated over the purported resting place of a companion and cousin of the Prophet's, Kusam ibn Abbas. Legend tells us that ...

Samarkand and Amir Timur

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 05, 2014

16 photos

... are covered with colorful designs. According to Muslim tradition, ornamentation could not include images of any living entity - plants, animals, people - because such creations were the work of Allah, and artists should not put themselves in the role of God. A clever workaround was found, however. Images of flowers and animals were occasionally used but they were always mythical, never recognizable as a real species.

The tiles ...