Shaxzoda Lux Hotel

Uzbekistan Str 32, Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Samarkand

Samarkand City of Timur

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... mausoleums fabulously decorated inside and out. Teachers, princess, nurse maids they are all buried here. Short walk through renovated tourist streets take us to the market and the mosque. The Bibi-khanym was built by Timur's Chinese wife but it was poorly constructed and since it was completed has been a dangerous place to pray as bits fall off it frequently. After a break it is on to the show piece centre of town, the Registan. Here 3 large madrasahs ...

Samarkand – Evocative Pearl of the Silk Road

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... than the smaller enamel pictures on cemeteries throughout southern Europe.

Later that evening we returned to the dark Registan Square where we had a glass of champagne as the lights were switched on. Afterwards we had a meal at a local restaurant whilst some local designers and their models put on a fashion show presenting some beautiful pieces. You should have seen our ladies storm the stage once the collection was up for sale there afterwards! What a monumental day!


A travel blog entry by mek1


... 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 ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... up as she would not travel from there with Jalal. This presumably accounts for what we were told was to be Ben's 0300 arrival in Samarkand and a late departure after 1000, impacting on our holiday as we will be able only to do the sunset camel ride today, the lake being left until tomorrow.

The girls were having a field day with CC's swimming attire. June had the best line, suggesting somebody talk to the Acolyte about 'Speedo management'.

Not in the mood ...


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels


... and 1900 dinner in the old town, a great idea from Dave as we may not otherwise be there. Today will be my turn to play banker for Dennis. Back for some diary updating.

Guests Michelle, Angela, Pam and Dennis arrived fashionably late after 1800, a fair chunk of the premium vodka I got for Fred consumed. Lots of chatting about the group, naturally at their expense. Pam seems to be the resource to the best trip gossip.


This hotel, located on Uzbekistan Str 32, Samarkand, is near Bibi Khanym Mosque and Sher Dor Madrasah.
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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding