"SHAKHRISABZ, TIMUR'S GREEN TOWN" Shahrisabz by Elisabcn

Shahrisabz Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 96 photos

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:
-Timur statue
-Ak-Saray Palace
-Kok Gumbaz Mosque and Dorut Tilyovat
-Khazrati-Imam Complex
-Amir Timur Museum
-Bathhouse
-XX century mosque
-Caravanserai

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  • Pros:Timur's birthplace
  • Last visit to Shahrisabz: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 15, 2007
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Elisa, fabulous page with outstanding photos and helpful commentaries. Uzbekistan is still on my must visit list.

  • Mar 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    uzbekistan is the dream after peru. lol :)

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Stayed in Shahrisabz recently but weren't able to take the mountain pass to get there - lucky you! leyle

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Looks like a lovely city! Would love to cross that mountain pass too.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Very interesting page, Elisabeth. I wasn't very familiar with Shahrisabz. I think I'd enjoy the markets.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Hola, ¿quçé te cuentas?, ¿te mudas de ciudad/país?

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 8:32 AM

    ¡Hola Elisa! Me gusta mucho tu pagina de Shahrisabz y algún dí espero que pueda viajar allí. ¡Feliz Cumple desde Finlandia!

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