"Take the Golden Road to Samarqand" Top 5 Page for this destination Samarkand by Elisabcn

Samarkand Travel Guide: 308 reviews and 908 photos

During three millennia Samarqand, located in the valley of the Zarafshan river, was the main trading and cultural center of Central Asia. Samarqand, one of the most ancient cities of the world, became an important center for continental trading. Along with Babylon and Memphis, Athens and Rome, Samarqand was one of the major centers of human civilization too. The history of Samarqand is connected with the life and activity of great thinkers and scholars such as Abu Mansur Moturidi, Khodja Akhror Vali, Ulugbek, Alisher Navoi and many others. Mythical city, one of the main stops on the Silk Road its rulers dressed it with wonderful buildings,rich treasures,grandeur and legendary tales...

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  • Last visit to Samarkand: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 1, 2007
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  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2011 at 5:32 AM

    Great page, Elisa. It does very much remind me of Rajasthan. Good call on the Lonely Planet, regarding "customs", they seem to overcall a lot. Those samsas look pretty tasty to me, too... Hellos from Florida.

  • donya.amini's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Thank you.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    I want to visit here next year. Looks great. Will come back to this page for another visit!

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Hi Elisa! Thank you for your Aachen comment. This page is beautiful and one day I hope to do the Silk Road, incl. Samarkand. Greets, Paul

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    Mar 8, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Elisa, fantastic page with brilliant photos of Samarkand. Uzbekistan is still on my must visit list. Last October when I was in Moscow I saw a train arriving from Tashkent and I thought that going by train from Russia might be a good option to get there.

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