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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of...

The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of Islamic arts.

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Heavily restored recently, yet the sort of place where you could put a huge blinking Coca Cola ad and it would still be impressive. It gives you an impression of the rich history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Epinay-sur-Orge, France

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heavily restored recently, yet the sort of place where you could put a huge blinking Coca Cola ad and it would still be impressive. It gives you an impression of the rich history of the country as well as a far-away-from-home thrill so dear to many tourists. We were lucky to see the sound and light show, so well done... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its name means sandy place or desert but it is one of the most awesome sights in Central Asia and it felt great to be somewhere where the locals outnumber the tourists. The tiles are brilliant and the three madrassas topped with bright blue domes

Thank dixie192
Prague, Czech Republic
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254 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its really a beautiful place! Ticket 25k, but can enter during whole day! Careful, they close at 5pm! We really loved the blue medressas, but its a pity they let local vendors to sell souvenirs inside the mosque.

Thank JD D
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History and art meet here to enchant you to hear the echos of the muslim, mogul, turkik and persian legacy of Amir Temur empire . A must see for tourists in Uzbekistan. You will not regret the effort.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Registan Square during the day, and duly admired its jewel like beauty. Our guide insisted we do a drive by on our way to dinner. I was muttering under my breath I'v seen lots of lights (which is what we were told we were going to see). The reality was breath taking. We made a brief stop but... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is clearly the heart of Samarkand. It's a grandiose jewel of Oriental architecture and art. A must see.

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North Bay, Ontario
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Samarkand was the last stop on my trip to Uzbekistan and although by this point I had already seen many madrasahs, mosques and mausoleums, for some reason the Registan did not fail to impress me. Maybe it's the feeling of tranquillity and peace while standing in the square looking at these huge beautiful buildings surrounding you, but something about it... More 

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Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

You haven't been to Uzbekistan if you haven't seen Registan Square. It's that simple. If you are lucky there is a light show when you are there in the evening. They do it when there are many tourists. But even without light show the Madrassah surrounding the square are impressive enough. Registan means "sand place" translated from Uzbek, because in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Apart from it being visually interesting, it's not really worth coming to Samarkand for. I thought that the medressas in Bukhara were equally amazing, and you could walk around them without having to pay 20,000 (fee for the Registan). It's also full of sovenir shops which spoils the authenticity. I got a guide for $5 because I thought it would... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Be prepared to spend some time in this lovely place. There are so many things to explore including a fascinating shop stocking traditional Uzbek musical instruments. More than one visit is needed fully to appreciate all that is in the square.

Thank Anne G

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