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For us it was impressing to see all these magnificent tombs in the same place. The history of each... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Very Beautiful & Historic Place

It is a complex of Mausoleums from the time of Timur The Great. Each Mausoleum is unique in its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kazi A
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“tile work”(16 reviews)
This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
+998 97 921 58 08
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While this site offers, according to the guide books, some unequaled architecture, it is a bit cramped and claustrophobic compared to other grand venues in Samarkand. It is also on a steep hill with many steps. That said, it's pretty fabulous.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For us it was impressing to see all these magnificent tombs in the same place. The history of each one of them is very beautiful and you should take a local guide . A guide is a must here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a complex of Mausoleums from the time of Timur The Great. Each Mausoleum is unique in its style & beauty. You do need to climb several stair as it is on top of a hill, no wheel chair accessible. It is recommended to...More

2  Thank Kazi A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Registan may be Samarkand's poster child, but for me the real star of the show is the line of the blue and turquoise tiled tombs known as the Sha-i-Zinda. The tombs at the complex are loosely grouped: the earliest ones are thjose at the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe it is one of the most highly decorated Mausoleum I have visited. Easy to find and sitting on the hill side. You should walk there once you finish Registon, the bazaar and the old Jewish quarter.

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked so much! It is hard to express how I liked that, I am not a big traveler but I have seen many interesting places in that world. This one is one of my favourite.

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit. Too bad we went during afternoon time which is bad lighting for photography. Morning time will be much better!

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

this place in the last visit of a very busy day in Samarkand and with the sun going down it was really an amazing experience. About 15 Mausoleums and Two mosques in a complex of incredible beauty. Enlightenment peace serenity and beauty

1  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Magnificent street of mausoleums, well preserved. This site should not be missed. For photographers, a visit in the morning and afternoon can be rewarding

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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Another gem and a 10 minute walk from Bibi Khanym mosque. If you go via the cemetery side, you might not have to pay an entry fee. The cemetery itself is also interesting. Go early for the morning light.

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