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Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Samarkand holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shah-i-Zinda and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Explore the beautiful buildings but also the cemetery on the surrounding hill. The late president was recently buried here. 
  • Are you a fan of Islamic architecture? Are you a history buff who likes mausoleums and the stories of the historical personalities who are laid to rest there? Do you enjoy cultural exchange with engag...  read more »
  • This is a row of tombs and mausoleums that are collectively known as Shah-i-Zinda, or "place of a living king," stretched between the present and the past. At its front is living Samarkand, and at its...  read more »
  • Absolutely incredible tombs covered in intricate tiles. Tombs surround the mausoleum of one of the Prophet Muhammad's cousins who was said to closely resemble him.
  • Beautiful place
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