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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Phone Number: +998 71 233 53 82
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This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that...

This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.

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Samarkand 2016

A wonderful city which offers a lot from the past. One must visit it. An unforgettable place for me!!!!!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This avenue of mausoleums leads up from the road up an avenue leading to the plateau. Both sides are smothered in tastefully done mausoleums all the way to the top. The mausoleums are tightly packed together and are all brightly decorated all with different patterns and designs. Not much to see in most of them. The whole area is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful city which offers a lot from the past. One must visit it. An unforgettable place for me!!!!!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a burial place for mainly the wifes of the Emirs which are burried in Gur Emir Mausoleum and the mausoleums are wonderful. One tip: when you reach the last mausoleum on the right turn round behind it go for about 20-30 meters and then climb throughthe modern cemetry (about 50-60 meters) up to the top of the hill.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tombs, tombs and more tombs, or rather mausoleums, mausoleums and more mausoleums. Consists of an avenue of compact closely spaced brightly decorated mausoleums all of which have a slightly different Islamic architecture. Most of those buried here are from the mongol era, although I heard that the last Uzbekistan president (died in 2016) is also buried here. This was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Explore the beautiful buildings but also the cemetery on the surrounding hill. The late president was recently buried here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Are you a fan of Islamic architecture? Are you a history buff who likes mausoleums and the stories of the historical personalities who are laid to rest there? Do you enjoy cultural exchange with engaging travellers and local pilgrims? If you answered Yes to even one of these questions, then Shai-i-Zinda is for you! Shai-i-Zinda is narrow alley of mausoleums... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a row of tombs and mausoleums that are collectively known as Shah-i-Zinda, or "place of a living king," stretched between the present and the past. At its front is living Samarkand, and at its back the dusty slopes at the edge of ancient Afrosiab.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A wonderful street full of turquoise tiles and mosaics, a madrassa, a mosque and many mausolea. Tempting to keep clicking away on the camera but just move to one side, stand in the shade and just look and absorb the splendour. It is so striking in both colour and size.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The concentration of mausoleums, the climb up the stairs and the "Avenue" of Mausoleums was beautiful and although there were souvenir shops it was nice to see they were not in located in the same rooms as the tombs. The walk through the cemetery and up the hill can yield great views and different perspectives.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fascinating collection of mausoleums with a lot of locals visiting. Very moving and with a lot of soul.

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