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Shakhrizabz

Shakhrizabz is a city in Qashkadarya, Uzbekistan.

53km

39.0566.8333

Panjakent

Penjikent is a city in Tajikistan.

73km

39.496267.6075

Bukhara

city in Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan

282km

39.7673864.42366

Tashkent

capital of Uzbekistan

293km

41.3119269.27876
Sights

Gur-e-Amir

Tomb of the conqueror Tamerlane, built and beautifully reconstructed from 1404-1405 and 15-17th centuries. Includes the largest piece of jade (greenstone) in the world.

1.1km

39.6483333366.96888889

Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarkand

The oldest medrese on Registan, is a large rectangular building with monumental portal and a yard with four-verandahs, surrounded by cells for students and with four classrooms in the corners. In the western part is a winter mosque. The corners of the building are decorated with high minarets. The decorations consists of glazed and unglazed bricks, mosaics, majolica, carving marble. The most beautiful decorations are those of the main portal, where geometric, vegetative and epigraphic decorations were used. Inscriptions mention Ulugbek and several dates relating to the stages of construction. Construction of the medrasah finished in 823 (1420).

1.7km

39.654766.9747

Registan

Registan became the city square when the life in Afrosiab stopped. Since that time Registan was reconstructed several times. Today it is surrounded by the three medreses Ulugbek, Shirdor and Tilla Kari. At night the guards will let you in for $5 or $10. They may suggest you climb up onto the roof of one of the Madrasah, which is not advisable, dangerous, dusty and with limited interest.

1.8km

39.6547222266.97555556

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Named after the wife of Temur, erected after his raid of Delhi. One of best known architectural attractions of Central Asia. The Minaret of the Mosque was supposed to be the tallest.

2.2km

39.6605555666.97916667

Siyob Bazaar

2.4km

39.66266.98

Ulugh Beg Observatory

Discovered by Russian archaeologists. Ulugbek, Timur's grandson, was an accomplished astronomer, scientist and architect. The monument is situated in the north-east outskirts of city at the foot Chupan-ata mountain, which in medieval times was called Kukhak. That was three floor round building, decorated by glazed tiles, majolica, mosaic, but it was destroyed. The only thing that was preserved is a part of huge sextant, the lowest part of which was in a deep trench (11 km). Both arcs of this instrument are made of marble with indication of degrees. During the excavation works, remains of other astronomic instruments were found. Even being preserved partially, the observatory of Ulugbek is unique not only for Central Asia, but also for the whole world. The remains of observatory were conserved at the beginning of 1960s. Here was also organized museum, where collecting the unique astronomic information and instruments related to Timurids epoch.

5.3km

39.67567.005

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Samarkand

Uzbekistan
Samarkand or Samarqand is perhaps the most famous city of modern Uzbekistan. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

6°C
Precipitation: 44 mm

Feb

8°C
Precipitation: 39 mm

Mar

14°C3
Precipitation: 71 mm

Apr

21°C9
Precipitation: 63 mm

May

26°C13
Precipitation: 33 mm

Jun

32°C16
Precipitation: 4 mm

Jul

34°C16
Precipitation: 4 mm

Aug

32°C16
Precipitation: 0 mm

Sep

28°C11
Precipitation: 4 mm

Oct

21°C6
Precipitation: 24 mm

Nov

15°C2
Precipitation: 28 mm

Dec

9°C
Precipitation: 41 mm
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