Highlight: The oriental pearl Samarkand - all day
At around 2770 years old, Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world and at the same time the center of the famous Silk Road. We explore the history of the city and its surroundings in the city museum and in the archaeological site "Afrosiyob". Among the artefacts are the remains of ancient swords, knives, arrows, coins, manuscripts and statues.
Then we visit the historical building complex "Shohizinda" ("The living ruler"), one of the most famous mausoleums in Asia. From the 14th century, the nobles of the Muslim dynasty of the "Timurids" were buried here.
Our path continues to the paper factory, where centuries-old traditions are lived. Here we experience the production process of the paper, which is made from the fibers of the mulberry tree in a traditional way.
At the end of this eventful day we will visit the Ulug Beg observatory from the 15th century. Ulug Beg was one of the rulers from the Timurid dynasty who was a precise astronomer.
Samarkand became one of the centers of science during his reign. One of the masterpieces of that time was the observatory he built. We will have a dinner afterward.
Overnight in Samarkand