Journey to Shakrisabz: Birthplace of Timurid Empire

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Often overlooked, the UNESCO site of Shakrisabz is home not only to Amir Temur Empire, but also a host of historic mausoleums, mosques and the famed Ak-Sarai Palace.

Uncover the beginning of the Timurid Empire, who once ruled across Persia and Central Asia. Visit the understated mausoleums and mosques in the city, all which have had a profound influence on the architectural styles across Central Asia. One highlight is the Ak-Sarai Palace, which took over a quarter of a century to construct with many fascinating legends linked to the history of the palace's construction.

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