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Samarkand Tours Guided Tours

 

Samarkand experience through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

Samarkand name evokes romantic images of the Silk Road: azure tiles, rough bazaars and the smell of spices. A visit to this fabled city of Uzbekistan does not disappoint. With a private tour and discover Samarkand. Magnificent monuments of the city and quiet lanes with a friendly and insightful tour guide

 

A good place to start your tour is the crown jewel of Samarkand: Registan. This beautiful plant is widely considered to be one of the fantastic architectural sites of Central Asia, and it has three of the world's oldest surviving medressas. Your guide can explain the history and significance of the structures, as you stroll among gold ceilings and green courtyards. If you are in shopping malls, head to Urgut bazaar, interested in where your guide will help you navigate the crowded market in search of bargains.

 

Your guide will also encourage you to taste the delicious local cuisine as you learn about past and present on your private tour of Uzbekistan Samarkand. The day begins with a visit to the main sights of legendary Samarkand Registan Square. It is a large square surrounded on three sides by three buildings: Ulugbek Madrassah, Tillya-Kari Madrassah and Sher-Dor Madrasah - three of the most beautiful structures in the world. As we shall see, Guri Amir mausoleum, which contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons Shah Rukh and Miran-Shah and grandson Ulugh Beg and Muhammad Sultan.

And of course the world famous ruins of Bibi - Khanum mosque, which makes an unforgettable impression on its visitors.

Not far from Bibi-Khanum Mosque is one of the most mysterious Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you will find a complex consisting of more than 20 buildings, unique in Central Asia.

Visit Ulugbek observatory with large sundial - incredible build 15 century for the study of astronomy and Afrosiab Museum.

The museum is located on the site of the ancient settlement called Afrosiab. In 1220 the town was almost completely destroyed by the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan.


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