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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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  • to see an infrastructure that still stands after so many years is very astonishing. my visit to this place was worth it.. this country has so many old buildings which they have preserved or at least t...  more »
  • The mosque is beautiful, is located in the center of Tashkent Avenue (the pedestrian street of Samarkand where stores can you find and why couples stroll). Is a monument very harmonic, it built Amir Temur for his wife. We stayed at the hotel of the same name (located behind the Mosque) and saw the domes from there.
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  • The beautiful bibi khanum Mosque is the largest in Central asia, Tamerlane had built this huge complex in honor of the beloved wife precisely bibi khanum, but the love story ... It ended badly. and the mosque became the grave of the unfortunate woman, all blue and turquoise is a masterpiece, one of the most beautiful sites of Samarkand
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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.
  • You will be overwhelmed by this massive complex.
  • It has History of Islamic Era
  • The Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, was finished just prior to Tamerlane's death in 1405.
  • Awesome place. Environment still in rehabilitation in some areas.
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