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One of Samarkand's treasures

This beautiful mosque has a fascinating history and is one of the many highlights in Samarkand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
11DDare11
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Evanston, Illinois
Wonderful way to appreciate what goes into restoration

While the mosque is an important and beautiful venue in its own right, in a city full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidbE5207RQ
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Reston, United States
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Built between 1399 and 1404, this was one of the Islamic world's biggest mosques which crumbled for centuries before collapsing in an 1897 earthquake.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful mosque has a fascinating history and is one of the many highlights in Samarkand. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the mosque is an important and beautiful venue in its own right, in a city full of spectacular monuments, this mosque undergoing restoration is an excellent testament to the complexities that effort involves.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is the last monument I have seen in Samarkand and all I can say it is probably the most impressive of the city. Some parts of the big complex are in process to be restored but even so the place is magnificent specially as...More

1  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Bibi Khanym Mosque has beautifully restored buildings and tile work but also has some areas roped off and perhaps not repairable. The parts to be visited are fine and include the entry portal, a lovely courtyard filled with trees and the big stone Koran (under...More

1  Thank M A
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely little mosque not quite in the center. Made of small bricks and not covered in tiles. Built on probably a previous temple of the zooastrians and buddhist

2  Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is one of many historic places that should be on your schedule. It is so worth seeing. Stand back take in as much as you can of this amazing architecture and take many pictures. Yes there are more to come of the same but...More

2  Thank sigzag
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Honestly! What can one say about mosques in Samarkand? ! They are magnificent. The beautiful tiles and intricate decoration is fabulous.

2  Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We visited the Bibi-Khanym Mosque site during our time in the city last August. It was currently undergoing restoration so there was limited access to the site and parts of it you could see were structurally unsound with big cracks. The sheer size of the...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

A rather small complex especially for the tourist fee you have to pay: 22,000 soms and not much to see inside.

2  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Is a very important monument of Samarkand with an excellent archtecture. One of the must see of the city.

1  Thank Σοφια Κ
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