Things To Do In Samarkand

Samarkand which is the second biggest city in Uzbekistan is home to some of the enigmatic and awe-inspiring monuments in the world. People who’ve been here often compare the Muslim-inspired architectural beauty of this place to the triad of Paris, London, and Rome who dominate this space.

When you’re in Samarkand, you can just do so many things. From touring the numerous ancient monuments situated in Samarkand to traipsing through the bazaars, you’ll never really get bored in this magnificent city. Samarkand also has a rich blend of Islam and Russian culture which many find baffling. You can pay a visit to museums, galleries or cultural programs to learn more or get acquainted with the local culture. In almost every corner of the city you’ll find restaurants serving local, European, and international cuisine.

Samarkand offers numerous sightseeing spots you can visit in your Samarkand City Tour.

Some of Cities are:

Registan

Three different madrasahs form this mega complex of ancient schools known as Registan square. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Samarkand.

The Ulugh Beg Madrasah

Built in 1420 by astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is known as one of the best ancient observatories in the world. It got destroyed in 1449 due to religious fanatics only to be later rediscovered in 1908. A museum is now built in place to preserve the Arabic manuscripts and important works.

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Built in 1420 by astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is known as one of the best ancient observatories in the world. It got destroyed in 1449 due to religious fanatics only to be later rediscovered in 1908. A museum is now built in place to preserve the Arabic manuscripts and important works.

Sher-Dor Madrasah

This madrasah was built on Registan square in around 1619 to 1636. Even though it is situated just in front of Ulugh Beg Madrasah, there’s an age gap of 200 years between them.

Tilya-Kori Madrasah

It was the final building to have been built on Registan square. The buildings are flanked with towers with turquoise blue domes at the top, while the interior of the building is wonderfully adorned with herbal ornaments.

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

This important monument of Samarkand was built by Ruler Timur after his Indian expedition. It is one of the largest mosques standing in Uzbekistan.

The Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum

Also called as the “Tomb of the King,” this architectural complex is has several tombs dedicated to Ruler Amir Timur. It looks equally gorgeous in both day and night.

The Shah-i-Zinda necropolis

This continually built historic site is home to numerous temples and mausoleums among other craftsmanship built over a millennium of intermittent work.

Khazret-Khyzr Mosque

It is the largest mosque in Central Asia just five minutes walk from Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum. Excellent architectural beauties with continuous construction are definitely worth a visit.

The Siyob Bazaar

After you’re done visiting the ancient monuments, you can stroll through the Siyob market where you can find wide range of daily items and get familiar with the local culture.

Carpet Factory Hudjum

Experience the art of making handcrafted silk carpet in the factory of Hudjum. These silk carpets are extremely pleasant to touch and really soft, but take a lot of effort to make.

So all in all, you can have cultural tours, archaeological tours, food tours, and bazaar shopping when you’re in Samarkand. Needless to say you’ll have an excellent time in the second biggest city of Uzbekistan which holds so much up under its sleeves for visitors with their own unique interest. Kindly visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with us regarding Samarkand City Tour packages.

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