Sher Dor Madrasah, Samarkand

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  • Wednesday, September 27-overlooks the Registan square and is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. Its construction took place in the years 1619-1636 out of order by the ruler of the dynasty of Mongol origin of Sheybanids time Yalangtush Bahadur who ruled from 1500 to 1800 in Uzbekistan. Unique feature of this madrasa is the wonderful façade whose tiles and mosaics are a masterpiece of Islamic art. Represents a hunting scene at Gazelles followed by fantastic animals from the body of Tiger and lion-headed surrounded by the rays of the Sun with a human face. For this reason it was called Sher Dor (meaning "lion gate"). A marvel. This scene is today one of the symbols of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Next to the side two fluted domes and minarets with turquoise with a height slightly less than that of the madrasa. A valuable backyard beautifully and richly decorated with arabesques complex, is now occupied by souvenir and carpet dealers.
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  • Especially in the evening, the place is worth a visit, during the day many tourists, in the single former student stalls, souvenir shops, but two are three interesting craftsman (musical instruments, among others)
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  • See none. Lots of tourist shops, and no other Tome Dre no viscosity. Regis Tan square admission ticket is just not the apostle ... When you look at the best on the outside to be adored.
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