Samarkand one day tour (1 day)

Route: Tashkent — Samarkand — Tashkent

Description

The Uzbek people have a rich historical past, the pages of its history inextricably linked with the history of Central Asia. The land of Uzbekistan is a kind of precious archive, storing unique historical and archeological monuments of different epochs. No republic of Central Asia has as many historical monuments and ancient cultures as Uzbekistan. The territory of our country considered the cradle of the most ancient human civilization.

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Samarkand.

 

At 07:30, send-off to the station for the high-speed train Afrasiab (Talgo 250).

10:00 The beginning of the excursion in Samarkand.

 

Excursion program around the city:

Mausoleum of Guri Emir — the tomb of Tamerlane (14-15 century) — the place where Amir Temur, his sons and grandchildren are buried. Registan Square is one of the outstanding examples of urban architecture of Central Asia, which was established in the 17th century and consists of three madrasahs — Ulugbek (1417-1420), Sher-Dor (1619-1636) and Tillya-Kari (1647-1660 biennium The Bibi Khanum mosque is the largest in Central Asia and one of the largest in the entire Muslim world.

 

Lunch at 13:00

The architectural complex Shahi — Zinda (11-15 century) — the burial place of royalty and nobility. However, the main mausoleum, from where the necropolis begins, is the imaginary tomb of the cousin of Prophet Muhammad — Kusam Ibn Abbas. It called «Shahi Zinda», which means «Living King» in Persian.

Observatory of Ulugbek (15th century) — Scientific works of Ulugbek were created by dint of a unique observatory, which he built in Samarkand. The main stationary tool was a giant quadrant located inside a cylindrical building with a diameter of 48 m (the remains of the foundation, or rather trenches from it, found during archaeological research).

Visit to the Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel — The Prophet Daniel revered by three world religions.

 

At 17:30 departure to Tashkent

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