"Samarkand, a tale city" Samarkand by SirRichard
Samarkand Travel Guide: 308 reviews and 908 photos
Samarkand is one of the mithic cities of the SILK ROAD, a city you imagine when reading the "1001 nights" tales.
We stopped there during a tour following places of the Silk Road, from Samarkand to Xian.
At that times (1991) it was still URSS, but the feeling was truly muslim, desertic...
Tiles are one of the things I remember the most of this city. Most of the mosques have facades beautifully adorned with blue and green mosaics and tiles, many with figurative motifs, something rather unusual in the muslim art.
Uzbeks are a really warm and friendly people, though here the language is a barrier, as they spoke little (if any) english, at least in 1991...
At that time (1991) you could still see soviet billboards and posters in the streets, I guess now all that has gone... more travel advice
Samarkand food market is an interesting place to wander around and see some local life. The best time to go is early in... more travel advice
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