"SHAKHRISABZ, TIMUR'S GREEN TOWN" Shahrisabz by Elisabcn
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Shahrisabz (green town in tajik) is a little town 90kms south of Samarqand. It's important because it was Timur's birthplace and he built here his palace and other important constructions. Although Samarqand was the capital of Timur's Empire he always dedicated a special attention to his homeplace. In essence Shakhrisabz was the second capital of his empire. It had to be the place to his eternal rest too but sometimes things don't happen like we want or like to.
Since year 2000 Shahrisabz forms part of the unesco world heritage list
There are few things to visit in Shakhrisabz. All of them are more or less situated along the same street (Ipak Yuli St) that comes from Samarqand so you can see them all in two-three hours. On this picture you can see all the monuments to visit (1,5km from the palace to Gumbazi-Seydan). Here is the list:
-Kok Gumbaz Mosque and Dorut Tilyovat
-Amir Timur Museum
-XX century mosque
- Pros:Timur's birthplace
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