Landmarks and Attractions in Samarkand
1. Registan Square
This is the main symbol of Samarkand, but also of Uzbekistan as a whole. It consists of three madrasas belonging to the XV-XVII centuries: Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah and Tilya-Kori Madrasah. At first glance, they may seem the same, but if you look closely, it turns out that each of them has its own architecture, its own design and its own charm.
2. Gur-Emir Mausoleum
In 2014, by the decision of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states, it was included in the list of attractions of the "Pearls of the Commonwealth". Erected on the initiative and at the expense of Timur in 1404, the masterpiece of Persian architecture (Azeri style) of the Timurid era occupies an important place in the history of world Islamic architecture. The main architect of the mausoleum was Mahmoud Isfahani, a native of the Iranian city of Isfahan.
3. Bibi-Khanym Mosque
It was built by decree in the name of Amir Timur’s great wife Bibikhanim (originally Saraymulk Khanum). The Sahn of the courtyard of the mosque is 63, 8x76, 0 m and is surrounded on four sides by Ravens and peshtocks. Its total area is 167x109 m, at the corners there were high towers. The mosque of Amir Timur Jome is one of the largest structures in Central Asia. On the surface of the circular base of the dome, the verses of the Holy Quran are finished, and the top is covered with a dome decorated with turquoise tiles. Its entrance sides are also covered with colorful tiles, such as the headboard, a ceramic brick bed, glazed colored bricks are dialed upright. The main pattern forms are crystal clear, dialed from lojuvard bricks, and their spacing is filled with rusty bricks, white stones.