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Samarkand (Samarqand) is the third largest city in Uzbekistan, located some 20 km to the south-east from Charkhin, 80 km north-west of Tajikistan border. The capital city Tashkent is in 350 km to the north-east. The population of the the major city was estimated at 319,400 people according to the 2016 census Many people visit Samarkand to experience its mosques and mausoleums.

Samarkand is served by Samarkand (IATA: SKD) airport, which is 10 km away.

Interesting places in it

1. Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Bibi-Khanym Mosque (Persian: مسجد بی بی خانم) is a famous historical mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, whose name comes from the wife of 14th-century ruler, Amir Timur.

2. Mausoleo di Bibi-Khanym
Mausoleo di Bibi-Khanym (Ўзбек: Bibixonim madrasasi) is a tourist attraction, one of the Mausoleums in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It is located: 32 km from Dzhambay, 600 km from Dushanbe, 780 km from Tashkent.

3. Ulugh Beg Observatory
The Ulugh Beg Observatory is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Built in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world at the time and the largest in Central Asia before it was destroyed in 1449.

4. Gur-e Amir
The Gur-e Amir (فارسی. گور امیر) is the mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Tamerlane (also known as Timur) in Samarkand (now in Uzbekistan). It occupies an important place in the history of Islamic Architecture as the precursor and model for the great Mughal tombs of Humayun 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.

5. Khodja-Doniyor-Mausoleum
Khodja-Doniyor-Mausoleum (Ўзбек: Xoja Doniyor maqbarasi) is a tourist attraction, one of the Mausoleums in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It is located: 27 km from Dzhambay, 600 km from Dushanbe, 780 km from Tashkent.

6. Shah-i-Zinda
Shah-i-Zinda (فارسی. شاه زنده meaning " The Living King" ) is one of the world-known necropolis of Central Asia, which is situated in the north-eastern part of Samarkand (today's Uzbekistan).

7. Moschea di Hazrat-Hizr
Moschea di Hazrat-Hizr (Ўзбек: Hazrati Xizr masjidi) is a tourist attraction, one of the Mosques in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. It is located: 31 km from Dzhambay, 600 km from Dushanbe, 780 km from Tashkent.

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

If you have already seen Samarkand, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. If you are around, try one of the following places:

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Samarkand tourist attractions and interesting places

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Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque (Persian: مسجد بی بی خانم) is a famous historical

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Ulugh Beg Observatory

The Ulugh Beg Observatory is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

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Mausoleo di Bibi-Khanym

Bibixonim madrasasi – Amir Temurning katta xotini Bibixonim (

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Gur-e Amir

The Gur-e Amir (فارسی. گور امیر) is the mausoleum of the Asian conqu

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Khodja-Doniyor-Mausoleum

Xoja doniyor maqbarasi - Samarqanddagi meʼmoriy yodgorlik (20-a.

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Shah-i-Zinda

Shah-i-Zinda (فارسی. شاه زنده meaning 'The Living King') is one of t

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Moschea di Hazrat-Hizr

Hazrati xizr masjidi — Samarqanddagi meʼmoriy yodgorlik (19-asr oʻ

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Registan

The Registan was the heart of the ancient Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The

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Afrasiyab (Samarkand)

Afrasiyab (Uzbek: Afrosiyob),(Persian: افراسياب afrāsiyāb) is an anc

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Estación de ferrocarril de Samarcanda

Samarqand vokzali — Oʻzbekiston temir yoʻllari kompaniyasiga qar

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Мавзолей Абу Мансура Матуриди

Moturidiy yodgorlik majmui — Samarqanddagi meʼmoriy yodgorlik. Imom al

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Mausoleo di Rukhobod

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Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand

Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand (Uzbek: Afrosiyob-Samarqand shahar tarixi

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Ишратхона

Ишратхона (узб. Ishrat Хоnа mаqbаrasi; правильно: Ашрат

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Hotels in Samarkand

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Hotel Registon

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Hotel Grand Samarkand

starting $85

Grand Samarkand Superior Hotel

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Hotel Diyora

starting $70

Emirkhan Hotel

starting $68

Hotel Asia Samarkand

starting $61

Mixt Royal Palace

starting $50

B&B Sevara 1 Hotel

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