Samarkand considered one of the oldest cities. By age, he is same age as Athens, Babylon. Historians named «Heavenly Garden of East”, “Peace”, “East Priceless Pearls”, “World countries decoration”,” East Rome”.
Greek sources middle of the 1st century BC called Marokand, other books referred to as Afrosiab. They first wrote about city in 329 BC during Macedonian army offensive. In first century our era, territory ruled by Kangju state.
Over centuries, settlement was under attack/ its heyday, numerous wars, flourishing kingdoms. Town was key Great Silk Road areas, science/culture centers.
Place is surrounded by thirteen magnificent parks/gardens that visited voyagers during trip to Uzbekistan.
Ancient center – Registan ensemble. Construction dates back XV-XVII centuries. Beautiful old buildings, minarets, mausoleums adjoin sights.
Generally, Samarkand architecture has peculiar characteristics. Glazed facing art has reached development peak: each monument made using. World architectural styles cannot boast such colors riot, gilded elements. An example Tilla-Kari Madrasah, 17th century creation. It called “gilded”, because here domes рфв made using special technique “Kundal”.
Another unique tourist sight- Ishrat-Khon mausoleum. What its uniqueness? In point of fact that it female, Timurid family women rest here.
Special place among attractions Bibi-Khanym mosque. It considered largest Central Asia structure. In addition, Timur/ his relatives mausoleum surprises with ideal forms. Domed area similar blue tulips: yellow-green marble became material for facing walls with blue glaze coating, gilding.
This technique gives lightness/ lightness throughout building.
Oldest Afrasiab settlement, which dates back to VII-II centuries, adjoins northern city outskirts. Nearby tomb
Shohi Zinda, with mosques /mausoleums, Afrasiab Museum, where archaeologicalfinds are exhibited.
Travelers who once visited this magical city will definitely return here.