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

Samarkand, In the footsteps of Timur

A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Sep 22, 2014

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... of winter and the pass across the mountains was snowbound so he was buried here.
10 minutes walk away is the Registan. described by Lord Curzon as 'the noblest public square in the world'. The square is bounded on three sides by medressas, Islamic schools. The earliest was built by Ulugbek in 1420 The other two date to the 17th century.
Beyond the Rgistan is the remains of a huge mosque built on the initiative of Timur's wife (the story is the architect took a fancy ...

Dazzling Samarkand

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

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... It was comical and irritating at the same time. The ladies even donned the outfits and head gear they were selling and put on big smiles, their gold glittering in he sun. We were saved by a group of English tourists who looked like better prospects. We wandered along the perimeter of the bazaar where we were pulled in by the unmistakable aroma of fresh baked manti's and the smoke of the shizliks ...

To Samarkand

A travel blog entry by mollyquul on Sep 16, 2014

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... of the length of the year, were as accurate as any done.... For lunch we visited a paper-maker, who uses mulberry wood and the old skills at his craft. and then on to the Shah-I- Zinda funerary complex. The innermost shrine is that of a cousin of Mohammed, so it's a great place of pilgrimage, and then other important people wanted to be buried nearby, including Timur's niece, and the family of Uleg Beg. At one point the buildings ...

Yes We Samarcand!

A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 14, 2014

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... 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 ...

Mosque & Medressa overload!

A travel blog entry by linda.g on Aug 10, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

We arrived in Tashkent late afternoon, and checked into the Grand Orzu hotel. Not so grand, but quaint, with a nice outdoor restaurant. With only one day in this city, we set off early for the Chorsu Bazaar, a huge marketplace, full of buzz and friendly people. We then walked to the first of many medressas, places of learning. These buildings were covered in intricate mosaic work in a very recognisable style. We skipped the mosque because it was Friday, not ...