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Uzbekistan, Samarkand - Crossroad of Cultures

 Posted by , last edited on September 26, 2013 at 12:02:15

Location Samarkand Region, Uzbekistan
Coordinates N39 40 6.996 E67 0 0
Property 1,123 ha
Date of Inscription 2001

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/603 )

The historic town of Samarkand is a crossroad and melting pot of the world's cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg's Observatory.

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Registan, Samarkand Ulugh Beg Madrasah, Registan

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Momo22 Posted on September 27, 2013
Interesting site. Is it safe to travel to Uzbekistan? Where can I find a good tour operator?

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