Siab Bazaar

Siab Bazaar is a bazaar located in the center of Samarkand near the Registan Square and the Bibi-Khanum mosque. It has the same greatness as the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent. After all, both of them have been known throughout Central Asiafor centuries. The bazaar is full of a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices. The abundance of agricultural products and the isles of craftsmen with their handmade goods testify…

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SHAITAN ZHIGA – “HELMET OF THE DEVIL”

This is a name of mysterious plateau hidden from curious eyes in offspurs of Zerafshan range 30 km from Samarkand not far away from Urgut. Rocks here look like fantastic sculptural masterpieces – frozen demons, idols of the ancient gods, petrified prehistorical monsters. Among them you can find the figures of animals (a bear, a tiger, a huge a frog, a pangolin, a bird of prey) and cut off giant’s…

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EL MEROSI THEATER OF HISTORICAL COSTUME

El Merosi Theater of Historical Costume was founded in April 2006. The main goal of the theater is to recreate and promote the cultural heritage of the peoples of the region through the prism of costumes.El Merosi Theater has taken a certain place in the cultural life of the country, as evidenced by numerous performances for foreign VIP guests and tourists, company staff and educational institutions. El Merosi Theater represented…

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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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