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Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, Samarkand

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Feel the grandeur of ancient Samarkand at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, the remains of a gigantic mosque and a jewel of Tamerlane's empire, built after his Indian campaign in 1404. With the 40 m (313 ft) high sky-blue cupola over the main chamber and two smaller mosques in its spacious courtyard, this represented the largest mosque complex in the Islamic world at the time. Falling into disrepair after 1583, the mosque still displays its classic Persian-Islamic style with four ornate iwans and a pishtaq standing 38 m (125.5 ft) tall. The interior courtyard features a colossal stone Quran stand. A mausoleum to Tamerlane's favorite Chinese wife stands opposite to the mosque. Before you head to Samarkand, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Samarkand itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Samarkand has to offer, including Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum.
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  • Bibi-khanym Mosque is a mosque in Samarkand, Timur's times. It is one of the most magnificent buildings created the world has ever seen. And although she reached us is not at its best, it still produces an unforgettable impression. Its dimensions are colossal. See it in its entirety, to evaluate and understand its structure can be only from a nearby hill. From there I could see all the four minarets, luxury entrance portal, a huge inner yard and, finally, the portal and the dome of the mosque building itself. And near all of these parts I looked at separately, so they're great.
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  • Smaller building also exudes a splendor in its facade and the interior decorations. A visit during the transition to Samarkand
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  • From the Registan along a beautiful promenade, surrounded by artisan shops llocale, you get to Bibi Khanym mosque, beauty and unfortunate wife of Tamerlane protagonist of many legends. The imposing and grandiose mosque was restored in part. Some appreciate why, meticulous restorations implicitly criticizing Venice, located the other monuments. I would not make a judgment about, though I wonder if they hadn't made the restoration, I think defensively, what we would see the beauties of Uzbekistan? -Old erosions, earthquakes, raids have left monuments devastated, as you can see from those not yet restored, interesting for scholars of the branch but not very accessible to the common tourist. The mosque is beautiful in its grandeur but not dazzles as eg. the Gur Emir mausoleum. Near the mosque is a local market with fruits and vegetables artfully presented. You can buy even everyday objects such as teapots and bowls, at ridiculously low prices. For the most lazy there's a half-figure of the modicissima 500 electric soun leads from the Registan mosque or vice versa
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  • The mosque was built for the lovely wife of Temur, Bibi-Khanum. Tamerlane ordered to make it magnificent, so that everyone feels miserable when enter the complex. And indeed you feel miserable once you enter the place. This effect is reached by the size and beauty of the complex.
  • It has History of Islamic Era
  • The Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, was finished just prior to Tamerlane's death in 1405.
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