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“the noblest square”
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Registan
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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent
Ranked #1 of 54 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.
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Lord Curzon could not have been more closer to truth when setting his eyes upon the breathtaking monument he exclaimed that it was the noblest square in the whole world. I seriously did not mind the renovation and refurbishing that the uzbek state did to take the square half a century back to its original grandeur. It shames any other monument for the sheer magnitude of the intricate tile work executed so painstakingly on such a massive scale. Visiting it wsa perhaps one of the best things i did in my life.

1  Thank bindukat
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was more beautiful than I expected! The three madrassahs have all been beautifully restored, and the domes and the tiled facades shimmer in the bright and hot summer sun. Only drawback was the intrusion of modern contraptions, totally marring the beauty of this great square. The city was preparing for a world music festival and there was a huge stage erected in the center of the square, with huge kleig and spotlights, and tents to be used as dressing rooms by the performers. Totally ruined the view!

Thank cot2ntail
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Although the price of ticket is crazy expensive,you could bargain with the staff(not the woman in KASSA.)

If you don't feel like to pay or lack of interests,you could just take pictures outside.Although the police officers or staff may come to you and ask you to buy tickets,you could just walk away.

The first thing is Registon nowaday is restored really well,hard to see something ancient.Second is,basically,nothing really interesting or amazing in the medressahs.

You could also pay for "the views on top" if you want.Just ask the staff.

Thank YenHao-T
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

If you go to Samarkand you must see this fundamental peace of art. It's the history, it's the glory and it's the pride of Uzbeks.

1  Thank ilmira2003
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I visited the Registan in October 2013.

To reach Samarkand I took the “Afrosiyob” fast train from Tashkent and met my guide at the station.

The site is simply incredible, especially with the south facing sun shining directly onto the complex. As an amateur photographer the buildings are a joy to photograph and the history is really interesting.

One thing that I did find surprising is that there wasn't many tourists there which I must admit was an absolute delight!

The Registan is definitely the highlight of my visit to Samarkand.

1  Thank mezzarino1985
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