Afrasiab, Samarkand

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#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Samarkand
Discover the ancient ruins of Afrasiab, believed to have been occupied from the 6th century BCE to the 13th century, when it was sacked by Mongols led by Genghis Khan. Sprawled across a hilltop, the site now boasts a museum displaying a plethora of archaeological findings, unearthed during the excavations of the ancient city. Step inside to admire an array of relics, including pottery, wall frescoes, weapons, coins, and other artifacts from different eras of the settlement. Work out when and for how long to visit Afrasiab and other Samarkand attractions using our handy Samarkand trip planner .
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  • Beautifully restored/preserved paintings documenting various scenes of visitors to Samarkand (then called Afrasiab). Really beautiful artwork.  more »
  • Nice building, located right on the edge of the Afrosiab main site. Of interest because it shows something of life earlier than much of the mosques and madrassas. The film shows Samarkand in Afrosiab ...  more »
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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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