Extremely crowded and renovated with some questionable liberties (please refer to the colours), yet it still makes for an impressive, somewhat solemn site. Comes with a ticket price of 10k som per person nowadays
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This is a pilgrimage site for many people. The Alley of Mausoleums is amazing, and worth the visit all by itself. Superb tile work.
The Shah-I-Zinda, the ‘Tomb of the Living King’ originally dates from the ninth century, and is purported to be the final resting place of Qusam Ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed who brought Islam to the area in the seventh century. The name...More
take your time when visiting shar - I Zindar. Of all the places (Buchara, Kiva) this was the most impressive location. Or take a 2nd time to come back at the end, before closing time like 17.00 hrs. I think its open till 18.00 hrs.
It's a necropolis with a complex of mausoleums and a adjacent cemetery and perhaps the most photogenic place in Samarkand! It's a must see for everybody visiting the city. Registan ist breathtaking, but this laying a bit on the outside complex is a real jewel!...More
One of the top places to visit in Samarqand. A necropolis with tombs of several eras with fascinating geometrical patterns. The tourist part is built like a narrow street, with mausoleums on both sides (much stair climbing), used as religious site or tourist shop or...More
I thought this was a lovely place to visit. The buildings of the ensemble have beautiful detail and a blue color that I hadn't seen anywhere in my whole trip (this was seen on the last day). The cemetery is interesting as I had never...More