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“Bibi Khanym Mosque”
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Bibi Khanym Mosque
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$120.00*
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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent
Ranked #4 of 50 things to do in Samarkand
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Owner description: Built between 1399 and 1404, this was one of the Islamic world's biggest mosques which crumbled for centuries before collapsing in an 1897 earthquake.
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Bibi Khanym Mosque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Built to impress and it certainly does, the remains of this magnificent Mosque are still captivating and it is difficult not to be impressed by the fantastic scale of the vast dome and towering minarets, said to be the biggest Mosque in Asia. Concerns remain around the crumbling disrepair of the site, but this does not distract from it's beauty. Worth a visit, but not necessarily worth the entrance fee to see inside.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful mosque but not worth entering”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

For the entrance ticket costs, we expected to be wow-ed going inside. However this wasn't the case as it wasn't a functioning mosque and you can just as easily admire it from the outside.

Visited April 2013
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Barcelona, Catalonia
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“Biggest Mosque in Asia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

The proportions are gigantic, and the history of this mosque is amazing. You can reach it by walk from the Registan Square, After the visit you can delight yourself with a visit to the daily food market of the city, just in front.

Visited August 2013
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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“Go before it falls down”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

My prime recollection having visited this site was one of concern for the artist who bases himself in one of the buildings most likely to fall down that I have ever been in. There is no way in the world that tourists or anyone would be allowed in to one of the sites buildings if it were in the UK or Europe. I expect to read the place has collapsed in the newspapers in the non too distant future. Elsewhere at the site you can expect the same level of beauty in architecture that you will have come to expect in Samarkand.

Visited August 2013
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Dhaka
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“My favorite place in Samarkand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Though this place is not renovated/restored, you can see how great these buildings used to be. Don't miss this location!

Visited July 2013
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