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“A lesser known gem”
Review of Shah-i-Zinda

Shah-i-Zinda
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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Samarkand
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This place surprised me. I had read too much on the much more known Registan and Gur-e mausoleum. However this street of mausoleums is right up there for the beauty and also the uniqueness of the place. Don't miss it, definately in my Samarkand top 3 sites!

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was the most amazing place I visited in this city of amazing places. Every step you take brings another breathtaking sight into view and unlike many other historical sites in Samarkand you can wander in and out of buildings without finding them packed with souvenir stalls. The number of medrassas and mausoleums packed into this narrow alley that climbs up the hillside is as astounding as the tile work and atmosphere. Other people have already described it here so well that all I need to say is: Don't miss it!

Thank geckozo
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

It was fun to watch the school children running up and down the stairs counting along the way. Once at the top of the stairs, an incredible view down the narrow street leads to a vast collection of mausoleums.

The tile work is colourful, intricate and breath-taking. Like most sites, the area was filled with Uzbeks and it was evident how proud and amazed they were so you can imagine how a westerner feels as I admittedly knew nothing about Uzbek history and architecture before my visit (I know - shame on me).

Definitiely worth a visit.

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

This huge necropolis provides a collection mausoleums and madrassahs and offers some of the city's finest architecture. Watch the locals especially newly weds who parade around historic sites. They do this for up to 14 days - each day wearing different outfits.

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Some of the best tile work in Uzbekistan. Steep steps but worth the climb.

Interesting contrast between this and the "new" cemetery surrounding the site. This is also worth a visit.

Thank Russnorm
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