Samarkand – the ancient city of the world
It is really hard to describe the ancient & forever young Samarkand just with words. To get a complete picture of the great city, you should definitely visit here. It is not coincidence that this ancient city is recognized as one of the 50 most visited cities in the world.
There are 1,105 archeological, 670 architectural, 37 attractions, 18 monumental, 21 memorial sites, a total of 1,851 objects of material and cultural heritage, which shows how high the potential is in this area. The mausoleum of Amir Temur (Tamelane), Registan ensemble (Sherdor, Tillakori, Mirzo Ulugbek madrasas), Bibikhanim and Hazrati Hizr mosques, Shahi Zinda monument, Khoja Doniyor shrine, Mirzo Ulugbek observatory, Nodir devonbegi complex in Samarkand district, Khuja Ahror Vali Mosque, Gavsul Azam, Urja district, Khoja Omon, Chor Chinar shrines, Imam Al Bukhari complex in Payariq district, Hazrati Davud shrines in Nurabad district.
Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, equal to Rome, Athens & Babylon. Poets and historians of the past have described it as a beautiful “Paradise Garden of the East”, “face of the Earth”, “Priceless Pearl of the Orient”, “Decoration of the World”, “City of the East like Rome”… and so on. they did not dedicate in vain.
Samarkand is a legendary city. Here, every rock, cliff or pool is a living fairy tale of the past, and every district of the city (guzari or mahalla) preserves its legends as if it were a family tree. Sometimes a historical event or place that is dear to the heart of every Samarkand citizen is buried in legends.
Modern Samarkand is a world tourist center with a population and registration of territories, industrial significance, located in the city of Uzbekistan after Tashkent and other cities. It is the hourly flow of the Zarafshan river.
GENEARAL INFORMATIN ABOUT THE CITY
Area: 120 km2 (50 sq mi)
Time zone: UTC+5
Post code: 140100