We walked over as a group and it was incredible, the best of all the various Islamic buildings in Samarkand, the trio of buildings were an amazing sight and the guards were most helpful.
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This huge set of historical buildings is the centrepiece of the sites of Samarkand, and is an amazing example of restoration work on a grand scale. It takes a couple of hours to wander the courtyards and halls of these three old Islamic monuments and...More
I do not think that the place of Registan in Samarkand needs any comments about its beauty and architectural importance, In the whole world there are not many places which are as old and as beatiful as this complex.
Every 2nd year on September 1st, Uzbek Independence Day, a music festival is hosted on the plaza of the Registan. In preparation a massive stage is erected on the plaza a month ahead of time and the Registan hours are 11-4 during the month of...More
One of the major sights worldwide in my opintion but be warned: most pictures are old and all the trees where cut down in the central square and there is a huge stage for some official celebrations. The main square is inaccessible. You can enter...More
Registan was my main objective on this tour and what can I say? A massive disappointment. No doubt, it is impressive at first sight but when you get in, there is a feeling of emptiness and soulless. Too much restoration (it looks like a movie...More
really impressive artistic structures… you must listen the history while getting around… You can buy something from gift shops...
Things to know: - there is an entry fee, but not a separate photo fee (which is unique since most sites in Samarkand have a separate photo fee) - Bring a guide book or hire a guide. The signage is quite sparse - There are...More
I have awarded a four rather than a five rating for one simple reason. The site, which is by any standards astonishing, has been restored and renovated over a relatively short period, and the sense that it was created over a two hundred year period...More
Don't miss this beautiful and impressive square with its mosques and madrassas; and try if at all possible to see it also at night, when it is splendidly illuminated.