Your guide to the sightseeing in Samarkand. Historical buildings, modern sights, memorials and monuments in Samakand. Find out interesting facts, brief information, view photos and read visitors review about Samarkand’s top tourist attractions.
For long centuries Samarkand has been a crossroad and melting pot of the world’s cultures. Founded in the seventh century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period. The major monuments include the Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble.