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Samarkand Destination Guide

Explore Samarkand in Uzbekistan.

Samarkand in the region of Samarqand with it's 319,366 inhabitants is a town in Uzbekistan - some 163 mi (or 262 km) South-West of Tashkent, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Samarkand in Uzbekistan

Current time in Samarkand is now 12:45 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Samarkand" with an UTC offset of 5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Zaaglyk, Topakul, Toyloq, Qarshi, Navakhchinan or Khujand. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Uzbankinty, Urtashikh, Ulugbek, Samarkand, Ravanak and Gulobod. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

25°C / 76 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 60%
Air Pressure 916.9 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 23rd of May 2018
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 21°C (69 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °F)
Thursday, 24th of May 2018
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 23°C (73 °F)
Night: 15°C (60 °F)
Friday, 25th of May 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)

Videos

The Silk Road: Unpeeling the Layers of H...

02:38 min ( December 08, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 1,549 - Rating: 5/5

Preview of Lraleigh's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these vide...

Samarkand 2009

04:57 min ( October 12, 2009 by amoffoot)
Views: 4,170 - Rating: 5/5

Trip to Uzbekistan September 2009, see www.amoffoot.blogspot.com Also includes Qulqishloq


Samarkand Uzbekistan

04:59 min ( June 11, 2010 by Pim Van den Berg)
Views: 2,762 - Rating: 5/5

Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zarafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. The history of Samarkand is about 2500 ye...

Circumcision party (surnat toy) in Samar...

02:21 min ( April 06, 2010 by onefern)
Views: 2,317 - Rating: 0/5

Due to our interest in wedding customs, our tour guide tried to find a wedding dinner for us to gatecrash in Uzbekistan. When in Samarkand, he thought he found it in a neighbouring restaurant and aske...


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Interesting facts about this location

Registan

The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty, now in Uzbekistan. The name Registan (ریگستان) means "Sandy place" in Persian.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Samarkand, Islamic architecture, Squares in Uzbekistan, Timurid dynasty

Gur-e Amir

The Gūr-e Amīr or Guri Amir is a mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane (also known as Timur) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It occupies an important place in the history of Turko-Persian Architecture as the precursor and model for later great Mughal architecture tombs, including Humayun's Tomb in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra, built by Timur's descendants, the ruling Mughal dynasty of North India. It has been heavily restored.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:15th-century architecture, Buildings and structures in Samarkand, Mausoleums in Uzbekistan, Timurid dynasty

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque is a famous historical Friday mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, whose name comes from the wife of 14th-century ruler, Amir Timur.

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Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:15th-century architecture, Buildings and structures in Samarkand, Mosques in Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda

Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

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Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Samarkand, Mausoleums

Samarkand International Airport

Samarkand International Airport is an airport of entry in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Uzbekistan, Buildings and structures in Samarkand

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