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

Tamerlane City

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

1 comment, 19 photos

... uncovered. In 1965 a fresco, long buried, was discovered from the palace of the 7th century ruler King Varkhouman. It is large and shows foreign dignitaries bringing gifts and riding elephants and camels.
I walked about 3 miles to get to Daniel's tomb. It is Friday and the Muslim holy day so there were some people there as the tomb is considered a holy place. Mostly older people. As I was walking up the stairs to the shaded knoll on which it stands, there was a man ...

A Few Decades too Late

A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 13, 2015

2 comments, 22 photos

... walls, and there is a raised viewing platform where once there were fountains. Restorers and city planners be damned!

Probably founded in the 5th century BC, my guide book notes that Samarqand was 'already the cosmopolitan, walled capital of the Sogdian empire when it was taken in 329 BC by Alexander the Great, who said 'Everything I have heard about Marakanda is true, except it's ...

Entry #5 (AP World History)

A travel blog entry by nicolas.connery on Mar 19, 2015

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We had finally arrived at the half way
point of our expedition along the road in the centralized city of Samarkand.
The city was extremely cosmopolitan and diverse when it came to religion.
Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Judaism, ...

Samarkand, In the footsteps of Timur

A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Sep 22, 2014

19 photos

... showing the stae of these building before the restoration (some might say rebuilding) and while they are magnificent they are not what Timur and his successors built. I took the trip to Shahrisabz, his home town, to see the remains of the buildings there including the vast entrance way to his palace (Ak-Saray). These are unrestored, unrenovated - stabilised maybe but no more. And as one of the books I read says you have the sense, looking at the tile decoration, that the ...

Dazzling Samarkand

A travel blog entry by michellendave on Sep 22, 2014

111 photos

... Visa pages had left him in a foul mood.

A lovely Young Belgian couple arrived at our guesthouse, Hannah and Rick. They live in Antwerp and know the area where Cissy lives very well. She studied to be midwife but is now studying psychology. And Rick just got his MBA and is working as a consultant at a major accounting firm. They have three weeks here in Uzbekistan.

We planned ...