MOSQUE KOK GUMBAZ

Kok-Gumbaz is a memorial complex towering over Shahrisabz, with a blue dome 46 meters in diameter. Here the sounds of voices and actions come to life and, while merging, are transformed into a bizarre and at the same time terrible echo. The mosque, characterized by painted ornaments and patterns, is the largest in the city.

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DORUT TILOVAT

Dorut-Tilovat is a historical monument of Shakhrisabz. This architectural structure was founded by Sheikh Shamsitdin Kulal (one of the founders of Sufism), who was the spiritual mentor of Amir Temur’s father Muhammad Taragai and Tamerlane himself. He created a madrasah, where it was possible to study the moral and religious customs, and the foundations of Sufism.

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THE REGISTAN SQUARE

The Registan Square is one of the most magnificent squares not only of Samarkand, but also of Central Asia. There are three madrasas on the square: Ulugbek madrasah, Sherdor madrasah and Tillya-Kari madrasah. Each structure is distinguished by its unique ornament and pattern, the beauty and grandeur of which brings a feeling of delight.

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SHAH-I-ZINDA

Shah-i-Zinda necropolis is the only architectural monument in Samarkand, which reflects the centuries-old history of the city. The main building of the complex is the mausoleum of Kusama ibn Abbas. Shah-i-Zinda is distinguished by its elegance, the uniqueness of each pattern, and the variety of ornaments.

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Gur-Emir

Gur-Emir is a mausoleum where the rulers of the Temurids dynasty are buried. It is translated as “the tomb of the sovereign.” Amir Temur himself, his two sons Shokhrukh and Mironshokh, and his grandsons Mohammed Sultan and Mirzo Ulugbek are all buried here. Gur-Emir Mausoleum is the architectural heritage of Central Asia, which preserves many legends and mysteries.

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Bibi-Khanim Mosque

Bibi-Khanim Mosque is the largest mosque in Central Asia, which is known for its beauty and grandeur. The name translates as “older wife”. It received such a name in honor of Amir Temur’s beloved wife, when the commander returned after a victorious campaign in India. There is a bazaar near the mosque, which has not lost its magnificence even after 600 years.

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TASHKENT UNDERGROUND

Tashkent has always been famous for its ancient architectural memorials, but nowadays a more modern project such as Tashkent metro brings it fame. It is a unique system where each station has its own peculiarities, original ornament, and magnificent elements of lighting. Three lines with 29 stations function now. In addition, the construction of two more lines are being planed now; one of them well be circular.

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Chorsu Bazaar

Chorsu bazaar is one of the largest markets in Central Asia situated in Eski Shakhar, the ancient part of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. Chorsu market had been well known since the Middle Ages and was of big importance on the Great Silk Road. The central part of the market boasts a monumental 3-storeyed building with the diameter about 300-350 meters with a lift system. There are cellar corridors with subsidiary…

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Hast Imam Complex

Khast-Imam complex has been the religious treasure not only for Tashkent but for the whole Uzbekistan for many centuries. This complex was built with the help of Khazrati-Imam, the Islamic preacher and the connoisseur of Quran and hadith. His real name was Abu-Bakr Mukhammad Kaffal Shahi. There are also such magnificent objects on the territory of the complex as Tilla-Sheikh mosque, sacred mausoleum of Kazrati Imam, Imam al-Bukhari Islamic Institute and Barak-Khan madrasah….

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