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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent
Ranked #1 of 51 things to do in Samarkand
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Owner description: The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of Islamic arts.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We visited Samarkand in September,2013.-right time to visit as heat is not too much to disturb you from enjoying this grand city.We reached there in 2 hrs by Bullet train(very good,comparable to Europe rails-2 hrs 320 km,with all facilities inside the car and free refreshments)from Tashkent.
After a relaxing and scenic journey reached this historic city-truly known as Rome of East or Pearl of Orient.Being on the silk route between China and Europe,this was center of early civilization almost from 500 BC.For obvious reasons the city was attacked by many warriors ,right from Alexander,Genghis Khan,Tamar lane till Russians.The city was capital of Tamar Lane's empire.Today being one of UNESCO heritage sites,Samarkand has many monuments to see.Best of them is Registan.Absolutely classic and grand.Actually the place was combination three madrasah -madrasah of Ulugh Beg,Sher-dor madrasah and Tillia Kori madarash.Unbelievable gigantic but beautiful structures facing each other which are being used as markets now a days.As you enter you see numerous small shops inside selling all local products,silk materials,souvenirs etc.Good material at a very good price if you know how to bargain(start at 50%,no joke).
A small ice cream shop is there outside these structures selling mouth watering delicious local stuff.Nicely maintained garden is there to sit and relax.
Other places to visit at Samarkand is observatory,Amir museum,Afrosiab and local markets for dry fruits.
Samarkand is very good for its special bread(lovely),kebabs and pilaf.We had lunch at Karim bek and it was the best food we ever had during our entire stay at Uzbekistan.

Visited September 2013
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Espoo, Finland
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“blue blue blue”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

30th Aug and 1st sept was very OK time to visit maybe a week or 2 after it would not be so hot (34 C)
Many blue buildings will be in the area to enjoy. From the biggest mosque there is a free "car" to next one.

Visited September 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Nothing more important to see than this”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

The absolute classic no doubt. Unbelievable in all respects. Morning, day and night great. Alot of lights in place for nights but only a few used while we were there for a few nights. Can climb minaret for 27 some but is very tight with very large steps.

Visited September 2013
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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“Out of a Fairytale”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

There are no words to describe Registan. It needs to be seen, and the atmosphere must be felt. Never mind if you cannot remember all the names of the different buildings when you come home. Just keep the overall impression in your mind.

Visited September 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Majestic, beautiful buildings”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Registan has to be the symbol of Samarkand and possibly Uzbekistan. The view of the 3 Madrasahs was mesmerising. What used to be the classrooms (as with almost all the Madrasahs in Uzbekistan) are now tourist/souvenir shops. Bargain well and you will most definitely get a good price.

Visited April 2013
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