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Live the Silk Road

Walking from Registan along the pedestrian area makes you live the atmosphere of the silk road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MRCPAntwerp
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Antwerp, Belgium
Mosque of great size and beauty

The mosque is impressive in the large dimensions of the entrance gate and gate to the mosque... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gad N
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Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking from Registan along the pedestrian area makes you live the atmosphere of the silk road. Samarkand is so beautiful and you walk from one surprise to the next one.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mosque is impressive in the large dimensions of the entrance gate and gate to the mosque structure beneath the dome.
The original structure built at Amir Timur's command did not withstand the ravages of time (unsuitable planning, earthquakes and looting of building materials by the locals).
The ruins of the site underwent amazing restoration work on the four main structures of the mosque - the central dome, the two side domes and the entrance gate. Only some of the miniatures have been renovated and partially restored.
Is certainly worth a visit and impression both of the beauty of the site and Timur's ambition to commemorate his relatives and reign in megalomaniac structures

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is a very interesting place inside the complex and you can see stone book holder where the Koran book was placed centuries ago

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Said to be ordered for Tamerlane by his first wife, this remarkable building has been restored to splendor.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This beautiful mosque has a fascinating history and is one of the many highlights in Samarkand. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

While the mosque is an important and beautiful venue in its own right, in a city full of spectacular monuments, this mosque undergoing restoration is an excellent testament to the complexities that effort involves.

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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This is the last monument I have seen in Samarkand and all I can say it is probably the most impressive of the city. Some parts of the big complex are in process to be restored but even so the place is magnificent specially as the sun starts to get down

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Bibi Khanym Mosque has beautifully restored buildings and tile work but also has some areas roped off and perhaps not repairable. The parts to be visited are fine and include the entry portal, a lovely courtyard filled with trees and the big stone Koran (under which we were told you crawl if you want to get pregnant), and the some of the buildings open to visiting.

Be sure to check the various openings since there are some lovely rooms (including a stalactite domed one) inside some of the structures.

I visited in 2006 and thought parts would have been restored by my 2018 visit, but it may be that segments are so hazardous that they are best left untouched and unvisited except from a distance.

This mosque is right next to the Syab Bazaar so as long as you are here, be sure to enter and wander about to admire the assortment of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, and heaps of spices, nuts,dried fruit, and various sweets including halva and nougats.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

A lovely little mosque not quite in the center. Made of small bricks and not covered in tiles. Built on probably a previous temple of the zooastrians and buddhist

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is one of many historic places that should be on your schedule. It is so worth seeing. Stand back take in as much as you can of this amazing architecture and take many pictures. Yes there are more to come of the same but they are all fantastic and amazing and you should not miss any of these great sites. Wonderful

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