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Palast Ak-Saray, Shakhrisabz

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  • Timur's Palace, built by them in their homeland. On the territory of the complex are scattered ruins, some recovered partially, any-almost completely, and it was not clear how close to the original. Anyway, we felt the antiquity of much less than in the old buildings of Samarkand. The only thing that felt-grandiosity. Among the ruins of a decent distance, around 2014-2016 Park, was quite beautiful. Lawns, flower gardens, planted with trees. Over time, the past, the Park will become rather shady. There are children's playgrounds, pergolas. Perimeter built luxury housing, restaurants, cafes, Mosque. On foreign cars on the territory of the ride, forbidden visitors carry special trailers. They can stop in any field, if there are free seats-you will go to jail. Tickets for each object must be purchased separately. In the one that restored almost completely (the nearest from the parking), we were on the 5 000 soums per person. Reconstruction there very stiff, not visible, what remains of the ancient buildings. Murals inside are interesting, but I'm not sure how they correspond to historic. Curious ...
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  • the Palace, Sakhrisabz, Serai Ak hometown of Amir Temur, known in Europe as Tamerlan, a national hero and a legend, in Uzbekistan, was built in the 14th century. It was a huge building and sumptuous, the tile, that only have one access doors. "Who doubt our power and our greatness, look at our buildings", could read in an inscription made in the Palace.
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  • As I shared on the status of Tamerlane who is on this site, I can't find that this place has particular interest. Especially if you do the round trip by bus in the day (much longer than in taxi). We see a ruin to impressive proportions and a gigantic statue, but nothing exciting at Samarkant.
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