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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that...

This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.

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Photogenic but quite crowded

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... read more

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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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 just empty. There is a modern part on the side that is good for a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a must see. The ticket is 10k per person, 6k for camera. Huge complex, beautiful tombs and on your way back do not miss the cemetery!

Thank JD D
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shah-i-Zinda is a must-see of Samarkand. It is a dense complex of mausoleums pertaining to proeminent dignitaries and wives of the emirs and of the nobility. Very nicely coloured, a jewel of art.

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

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 gone to a muslim cemetery before, however it is nothing special.

Thank swizzles25
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

.. i love staring at every detail of the buildings.. it's simply amazing.. i'll be going back to see more of this city as I had limited time during that visit..

Thank ELsbeth F
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This avenue of mausoleums leads up from the road up an avenue leading to the plateau. Both sides are smothered in tastefully done mausoleums all the way to the top. The mausoleums are tightly packed together and are all brightly decorated all with different patterns and designs. Not much to see in most of them. The whole area is well... More 

Thank Paulette A
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful city which offers a lot from the past. One must visit it. An unforgettable place for me!!!!!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a burial place for mainly the wifes of the Emirs which are burried in Gur Emir Mausoleum and the mausoleums are wonderful. One tip: when you reach the last mausoleum on the right turn round behind it go for about 20-30 meters and then climb throughthe modern cemetry (about 50-60 meters) up to the top of the hill.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Tombs, tombs and more tombs, or rather mausoleums, mausoleums and more mausoleums. Consists of an avenue of compact closely spaced brightly decorated mausoleums all of which have a slightly different Islamic architecture. Most of those buried here are from the mongol era, although I heard that the last Uzbekistan president (died in 2016) is also buried here. This was the... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Explore the beautiful buildings but also the cemetery on the surrounding hill. The late president was recently buried here.

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