Monuments of Samarkand

Gur-Emir Mausoleum

In the 14th century, Samarkand was revived in an area to the south. Amir Temur (1336-1405), the governor of the Western Chaga-tai Ulus, m...

Registan Square

Registan became a major square of Samarkand in the 14th century. Registan means "a sandy place"....

Shahi-Zinda necropolis

The genesis of the Shahi-Zinda necropolis on the slope of Afrasiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas, the cousin of the Prophet Muha...

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque was constructed to mimic the design of the Amir Temurasa cathedral mosque of Samarkand....

Observatory of Ulugbek

The largest observatory in Central Asia was built in the 1420's by Ulugbeg....

Hazret-Hyzr Mosque

The mosque named after Hazret-Hyzr, an Islamic saint and eternal wanderer, stands on the southern slope of the Afrasiab hill, at the cros...

Imam Al Bukhari complex

The necropolis of the outstanding Sunni theologian Imam Al Bukhari (died 870) is located near Samarkand....