B&B Dilshoda

Oksaroy Street 150, Samarkand, 140104, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Samarkand sights

A travel blog entry by argyllbookworm on Jun 04, 2014

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... and Nestorian Christians described by the Chinese monk Xuanzang in the 7th century. However, all that was destroyed utterly during the Mongol invasion in 1220 and remained so until Timur, a general in the Mongol army, took over. He expanded the Western part of the empire and rebuilt Samarkand as his capital. The next dynasty however moved the capital again and so the monuments decayed until the Soviets started to restore them in the 1930s.

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The City at the Center of the World

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 29, 2014

93 photos

... The Bibi-Khanym mosque was also spectacular. The entrance portals are massive as well, and the domes are varied and attractive. I love the ribbed domes, found, in Uzbekistan, only in Samarkand. The courtyard is nicely maintained, but the main buildings are closed because of decay and collapse. There was some effort at restoration, but they apparently have major structural flaws and so restoration work was halted. Still, we enjoyed the visit.

The bazaar was ...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Cockroach Express-Blackouts

A travel blog entry by samber on Nov 01, 2013

122 photos

... people looking at us. They've usually not even blinked in our direction but here you could feel their inquisitive stares. We walked up and down streets looking for this darn restaurant before calling it quits and diving into a cafe with pictures of pizza and burgers on the windows. After pointing to the pictures and being told no burgers, no pizza we settled for french fries and a coffee. Next to the table by the window was a sticky piece of cardboard covered in dead flies. ...

Slightly Sick in Samarkand

A travel blog entry by marqual on Oct 30, 2013

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... the city is surrounded by mountains unlike our drive earlier today that was quite flat farmlands.

Steps: 5,818


Tues, Oct 29

After my marathon of sleeping yesterday, I woke up fairly early at 6:00 and couldn't fall back to sleep. I decided that I wouldn't allow a tummy sickness use up any more days in Samarkand. I had earlier decided that one day in Samarkand I would get up early one day to watch sunrise at the Registan square with mosques on ...

SWINGING IN SAMARKAND

A travel blog entry by mek1 on Sep 29, 2013

29 photos

... lunch we went to Shah-I-Zinda which is a collection of mausoleums with the most beautiful tile work imaginable. There are stairs that lead up to an avenue of mausoleums. The innermost and holiest shrine is around the grave of Qusam-ibn-Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed. The interiors of many of the mausoleums is just as beautiful and spectacular as the exteriors. It is really a ...

Location

This hotel, located on Oksaroy Street 150, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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