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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  • According to me the most remarkable place in Samarkand. A necropolis of a dozen of Nora, in the middle of a cemetery. Said that we didn't want to visit, but the monuments are beautiful, their colors ranging from Navy Blue to turquoise green. In addition, the place receives a multitude of visitors and pilgrims that give solemnity and piety. Visit morning and late afternoon for a different light
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  • Group ran for a while in a taxi from new town, reached the last Shah, Zinda Mausoleum from Samarkand of start I. Shah-Zinda Mausoleum at me round one day from Registan square, go through. In the morning had been written to be pretty busy, but I came to locals in the heart tour, can take photos at your own pace, really good. Registan square is huge, but here, Shah-Zinda Mausoleum of the Group's passage even narrower, a solemn feeling. And the overwhelming Samarkand blue! Anyway, all is beautiful! Personally was the best spot in Uzbekistan. Take a closer look at the elder should be!
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  • Shahidsynda mausoleum were along the "road of death" in Samarkand at the foot of the Hill of the close-up is one of the holiest in mausoleum mausoleum of Timur, Tamerlane's sister and niece, Princess of full aligned. Facades are decorated with beautiful decorative tiles with a blue, blue tile is also different gray mausoleum was positively Samarkand blue contest. Elaborate, say that the perfection of beauty. It was so often forget its beauty therefore, that where a mausoleum. In addition to these people is enshrined in the mausoleum mausoleum of Saint Saviour legend. Saints and shahidsynda means "the living King" and the so called kusam Ibn Abbas mausoleum are located here. Therefore it is of Uzbek people visiting the pilgrimage to this holy place. Could you also try often listened to the Quran is read in this mausoleum.
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