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Ensemble Kusam-Ata

This structure can be safely attributed to one of the most important centers of Sufi brotherhood. Numerous legends surrounding this building say that Kusam-Ata was the spiritual mentor of Bahauddin Naqshbandi. 
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Ulugbek Madrasah

This madrasah located on the Registan Square, was an example of a classical institution of the Eastern Muslim style. The internal architecture of the building is presented in the form of numerous hujras (54) adapted to house nearly a hundred and ten students. The main architect of the entire proj
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Holy places near Samarkand: the Cave of Hazrat Daud

In the southwestern part of the country, located near Samarkand, in the place Aksay there is a cave of St. David (Hazrat Dawood). The tomb, wrapped in many legends and tales, is an important place for the world's religions. It is believed that if you genuinely turn your righteous prayers to the s
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Afrasiab settlement

The history of this mythical settlement goes deeprooted to the legends, passed down from generation to generation. Many people sincerely believe that in the northern part of Samarkand once existed an ancient settlement called Afrosiab. Legends include the surreal locality to the 7th - 2nd centuri
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Sher-Dor Madrasa

This monument, whose name translates as "the tomb with a lot of lions," was erected in Samarkand on the Registan Square in the XVII century. Experts say that the building itself is a slightly distorted and magnified reflection of Ulugbek Madrasah, located on the opposite side of the square. Betwe
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Mausoleum of Usto Ali Nasafi

This is a religious building built in the form of a rectangle with a single-chamber structure. Architects used majolica tiles as cladding of the building. Comparative analysis showed that the same technology was used in the construction of tombs during Chaghatay era. It is believed that this maus
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Tilla-Kori Madrasa

Its present appearance the Registan Square, located in Samarkand, found in the middle of the XVII century. On this site appeared Tilla-Kori Madrasa, thanks to Yalangtush Bahadur, the author of the idea of building it. Archeological artifacts made it possible to clarify that the madrasa appeared o
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Kuchkundzhi Khan Mosque in Samarkand

Historians note that this mosque which once was part of northern Registan Square in the center of Samarkand is now considered lost to the community. The first traces of the mosque were discovered by archaeologists in 2010 in the course of restoration measures in one of the cells of Ulugbek Madras
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Railway Station of Samarkand

The process of active construction of railroads dates back to the late 19th century, when the country was part of the Russian Empire. Cultural, historical and economic importance of Samarkand predetermined the fact of appearance of the city's own railway station. Construction of the first station
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The old watermill of Oblokul Bobo Rakhmatov

On the banks of the river Siab in a small village of Gala Osiyo there is a small flour mill, run by the family of Oblokul Bobo Rakhmatov. It is remarkable that this is the only old mill in Samarkand that has remained in the unsurpassed form. Once an extensive milling craft, which these places wer
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Shahi-Zinda

Geneses of Shahi-Zinda necropolis has a connection with Kusam ibn Abbes, who was the cousin of Prophet Muhammad. Necropolis has a location on the slope of the Afrasiab hill.
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Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar

The Khodja Daniyar mausoleum is placed at the northern slope of the Afrasiab hill, by the curative source. In accordance with legends, a partner of Kusam ibn Abbes Khodja Daniyar, who was considered as a relative of the Prophet Muhammad and he was thought to be the first Islamic preachers that li
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Ruhabad mausoleum

In accordance with words of Ibn Battuta, who was Arabian traveler, the sheikh of Central Asia Burkhan ad-Din Sagardji was a Muslims’ leader in Beijing. And he said that they met in India before.
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Registan

Registan considers as a main square of Samarqand from the 14th century. Its meaning is "a sandy place". Before building and giving name to construction there was a channel flew forming sand and silt deposits. There are six streets intersected at Registan. While Temur was governor, that square was
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Tombs of the Temurids

In Gur-Emir there are three graves of the other Temurid governors. Two of them were sons of Amir Temur and there was one grandson Mirzo Ulugbeg.
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Observatory of Ulugh Beg

By initiation of Mirzo Ulughbeg was constructed the biggest observatory. During a few decades, scientist, including prominent astronomers such as Djemshid Giyas ad-Din Kashi, Qazi-Zadeh Rumi and Ali Kushchi, were carrying out dimensions of heavenly moments.
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Hazret-Hyzr mosque

Situated in the southern slope of the Afrasiab hills called Hazret-Hyzr mosque considers as an Islamic saint everlasting pilgrim, not far from the main bazaar. Old men tells legends about Hazret-Hyzr that he helped to the patron of Samarqand Kusam-ibn-Abbes with escaping and becoming undying. Onc
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Mausoleum of Abdi clan

In Samarqand located two mausoleums of Arabian clan of Abdi coming back to the Caliph Usman connected with burial places of Islamic lawyers.
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Memorial complex of Imam al-Bukhari

Cemetery of a prominent Sunnite divine Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari, who died in 870 is placed not far away from Samarqand. Because of having unique memory he managed to analyze hundred thousand of prophets. His work was resulted in summa of hadiths - "Al-Djami as-Sahih" which were sainted by the 10t
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Nadir Divan-beghi madrasah

In 1630-1631, rich Bukhara minister Nadir Muhammad Divan-Beghi constructed Madrassah and mosque beside Khodja Akhrar Necropolis.
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Samarkand - one of the oldest cities in the world, the center of the historic area and the state Sogdiana, the second largest city in Uzbekistan.

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