Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand

At the northeastern part of the ancient city, the necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda honors the "living king" associated with the legend of the prophet Muhammad's cousin. The mausoleum complex has been constantly upgraded throughout history and now contains over 20 blue-domed buildings constructed between the 11th and 19th century. Examine the rich architectural decoration featuring majolica tiles, irrigation bricks, and intricately carved mosaics. Go on a guided tour to explore the crypts and shrines as you learn about the myths and secrets behind the necropolis and those buried here. Carry extra water and wear good walking shoes, since you'll need to climb many steps to reach the site. To visit Shah-i-Zinda and other attractions in Samarkand, use our Samarkand travel route planner .
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  • It is a mausoleum sacred sleep people of Timur in bright colors and with a variety of ornaments and beauty. It is not because the road is almost straight line to walk and look around, that you can. It is a tourist destination 外senai in Samarkand. Examine the structure of 11 mausoleums built each time and the designs are different, so, I want to look around.
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  • A place that you must visit to see the actual works and architecture of Uzbek. Some awesome color, which is very well maintained and definitely a place for photographers.  more »
  • beautiful set of pets of TAMERLANE mausoleums, the most beautiful palette of Blues as we can dream
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