Jewels of Samarkand

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Explore the highlights of Samarkand including Siab Bazaar, Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and Gur-Emir Mausoleum. Step into Registan Square, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Silk Road.

Spend the day discovering the most important sights of the UNESCO listed city of Samarkand. Registan Square has been the official centre of Samarkand since Tamerlane the Great’s time. The Square is surrounded by many great monuments, including the Bibi-Khanum Mosque which is named in honour of Timur’s eldest and favourite wife.

Immerse in the colourful farmers market at Siab Bazaar and stroll through Shah-i-Zinda, a visually sublime necropolis with ensembles of mausoleums which rank among the greatest masterpieces of Timurid art circa 11th-19th centuries. Another Islamic architectural masterpiece awaits you at Gur Emir Mausoleum, built in the southwestern Samarkand around 15th century as a resting place for the great Amir Timur and his descendants.
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