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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of...

The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of Islamic arts.

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Must see highlight of Uzbekistan

You haven't been to Uzbekistan if you haven't seen Registan Square. It's that simple. If you are lucky there is a light show when you are there in the evening. They do it when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2017
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Nussbaumen, Switzerland

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Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

You haven't been to Uzbekistan if you haven't seen Registan Square. It's that simple. If you are lucky there is a light show when you are there in the evening. They do it when there are many tourists. But even without light show the Madrassah surrounding the square are impressive enough. Registan means "sand place" translated from Uzbek, because in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Apart from it being visually interesting, it's not really worth coming to Samarkand for. I thought that the medressas in Bukhara were equally amazing, and you could walk around them without having to pay 20,000 (fee for the Registan). It's also full of sovenir shops which spoils the authenticity. I got a guide for $5 because I thought it would... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Be prepared to spend some time in this lovely place. There are so many things to explore including a fascinating shop stocking traditional Uzbek musical instruments. More than one visit is needed fully to appreciate all that is in the square.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

this city, as part of the old Silk Route is incredible, Registan with the medrassas the tile work makes it the the most awesome sight in Central Asia, then add to that Gur-E-Amir, the mausoleum of Timurlane, with the blue fluted dome, is a place to visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I recall as a child seeing paintings and pictures of this famous silk road post. Truly spectacular in person and a treasure...now restored...for all to enjoy. There is a great folk dance show and wonderful market to include antiques within the square. One if the great treasures of our world and well worth the trip.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Registan Square is just jaw dropping. If you like Islamic architecture, then there is none better. The whole area has been beautifully restored to its former glory. The large courtyard has three magnificent madrasah all with terrific facades, all different and all with wonderful mosaics and patterns. There are numerous turquoise domes, the area is like a picture postcard and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

this is very interesting place in city . And registan near Hotel area 5 min walk registan - ulugbek tillokori sherdor

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

really worth seeing at sunrise and sunset. The policemen will let you up the minaret for sunrise for a fee. I am guessing it is not an official fee...

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place is a must during your visit to Uzbekistan. It is beautiful both inside and outside and it is very well preserved. I recommend visiting it in the evening when the illumination is on and most of the shops are closed. The tickets for the foreigners (CIS citizens inclusive) are higher than for the Uzbekistanis, but overall it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place indeed, specially at night the reflection of lights is mesmerising! Beautiful pottery and Bazars are UNFORGETTABLE! A must visit

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