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.
Current time in Samarkand is now 09:20 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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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...
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
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.
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.
Bibi-Khanym Mosque is a famous historical Friday mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, whose name comes from the wife of 14th-century ruler, Amir Timur.
Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Samarkand International Airport
Samarkand International Airport is an airport of entry in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Located at 39.65, 66.96 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
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