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Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life. A bustling hub on the Silk Road, and home to some of the world's finest Islamic architecture, Samarkand tourism offers a selection of treasures hidden among a great deal of Soviet-era high-rises. The entire old city, which has some of the finest squares in the world, has been protected as a World Heritage Site, with its spectacular architecture including palace complexes and madrasas, mosques and mausoleums. Enjoying a massage at a spa or tasting a hot naan at a bustling bazaar form an unmissable part of any Samarkand intinerary. Samarkand is in Samarqand Province. Add Samarkand and other destinations in Uzbekistan to your travel itinerary using our Uzbekistan itinerary planner .
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Where to stay in Samarkand

A major tourist destination, Samarkand offers a wide choice of accommodations, ranging from low-budget guesthouses and small family-run hotels, to business and luxury hotels. Most of the hotels concentrate in the downtown area near the main attractions, with mid-range accommodations in particular located near Bibi Khonyum Mosque. Most small private hotels are reasonably priced, offering traditional Uzbek hospitality, and even budget accommodations will likely feature ethnic design elements. A number of hostels offering basic facilities can be found throughout the city.
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