We will slightly open for you, covered with century-old dust, old doors, behind which a beautiful fairy-tale East, and would like to ascertain a few facts about which nine-meter waves of stereotypes about this amazing country called Uzbekistan, should break.
According to worldly-wise travelers, for traveling to Uzbekistan one should be mature in the best sense of the word; feel the craving for a different world, which roots go back to ancient times. The region, in its development took a huge amount of historical stages, where there were the greatest highs and the terrible falls from ruin and almost complete oblivion. But every time the East flourished with renewed vigor.
Despite the eternal trade and cultural relations with other countries, Uzbekistan did not lose its exceptional originality. Book a unique tour around Uzbekistan here, and you will understand that for travelers here throughout surprise and delight from the original architectural forms to nature, where desert and bright gardens are neighbors.
One of the most famous urban settlements of Uzbekistan, Samarkand, ranks the second in size of territory and number of dwellers among the cities of the whole country.
Samarkand was founded BC, in the year 742. Thanks to its convenient geographical location, surrounded by India, China and Persia, Samarkand for 20 centuries had been one of the main points on the famed Silk Road. There was also quite rapidly developing science, so the city was called the scientific center in the Middle Ages.
The city history is very long-lasting and extremely dramatic. First, it was completely razed by the Tatar-Mongols. Timur helped to revive the city. Thanks to him, Samarkand flourished and received the status of the capital city.
Ulugbek continued the work of his grandfather and developed the city further with the help of construction of a large number of madrassahs. Architectural masterpieces, erected in the days of Tamerlane, survived in a very good condition.
In the period from 875 to 999 years, this stunning beauty and grandeur town considered one of the most important political and cultural centers of the Samanid Empire. Then, in the 19th century it was already named the capital of the great empire of Tamerlane.
The main point that attracts tourists in Samarkand is Registan Square. This is a unique in beauty and grandeur of the city landmark. On all sides Registan is hugged by majestic, amazing architectural monuments. Here, in a cozy neighborhood settled luxurious palaces, ancient minarets and ancient mausoleum complexes. Each of these buildings is richly adorned and decorated; fine work of craftsmen covers literally every centimeter of facilities. It is impossible not to look and admire the beautiful madrassahs of Sher-Dor, Tillya Kari and Ulugbek.
With great awe and reverence the locals refer to the mosque of Timur — Bibi Khanum. Here, far away, the tomb of Tamerlane and members of his family was built. To tell about Uzbekistan, is not enough for a thousand nights. To understand the East, is not enough life. But you can spend a few wonderful days where time flows more slowly, where every stone is the history, where people put a hand to their hearts. This land is waiting for travelers.