Sarbon Hotel

end of Samarkand State University Boulevard, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry


... wrongl.

[The last part of the above sentence appeared (following "It is only a myth") after I thought I was finished. I must have typed it, and the last save was about the time I went to bed…I did a virus scan, and it seems unlikely that someone had taken control of my computer, which means I must be going insane.]

In any case, after the mausoleum, we returned to the hotel. We spent the evening having coffee/tea and chatting with a British ...

Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... to the Golden Triangle of India to create many of the celebrated edifices there. His line continued in India and his great-great-great-grandson, Shah Jahan, is famous for having built the Taj Mahal in Agra. That’s right!

We started off with a highlight, driving straight to majestic Registan Square, flanked by 3 large Medrassa (Koran school) Gates. A real “Wow!” moment when you first set your eyes on it, regardless of how many photos of it you may ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


... buried there with his other sons and his mentor. The tile work in this mausoleum was quite beautiful and although it has been restored, much of what you see is original. Stalin ordered Timur's grave to be opened to verify that indeed it was Timur's grave. Russian archeologists opened his grave on June 21, 1941. On his grave was an inscription to the effect that "whoever opens this will ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... A bit of fatigue but no nodding off. At the second check point they asked for passports. Dave and I had copies but Ian and Penny did not, having to give their name [possibly rank and serial number too] to the authorities. It had never occurred to them to carry copies before. Duh!

We were back into town by 1630 40,000 US, poorer in the pocketbook but richer for the experience. A water run followed and then a dip in the pool, the littler Iranian child still there ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... two Canucks over that period].

Saw Jalal so got $200 US exchanged for c 512,000 US, better than 10% better than the official rate. He asked me for another US $100 bill because it was a bit dirty, something that always makes me laugh in Third World countries.

A quick shower and then the three amigos headed out. Dave stumbled on a very nice, outdoor place, shaded with fans throwing water. Ordering was a bit fun, ...


This hotel, located on end of Samarkand State University Boulevard, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Sarbon Hotel Samarkand

2.50 of 5 stars Fair