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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that...

This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.

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Well worth a visit

This is a pilgrimage site for many people. The Alley of Mausoleums is amazing, and worth the visit all by itself. Superb tile work.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extremely crowded and renovated with some questionable liberties (please refer to the colours), yet it still makes for an impressive, somewhat solemn site. Comes with a ticket price of 10k som per person nowadays

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a pilgrimage site for many people. The Alley of Mausoleums is amazing, and worth the visit all by itself. Superb tile work.

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Thank wardnick1
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shah-I-Zinda, the ‘Tomb of the Living King’ originally dates from the ninth century, and is purported to be the final resting place of Qusam Ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed who brought Islam to the area in the seventh century. The name is derived from a legend which tells how when Ibn Abbas was beheaded by raiding... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

take your time when visiting shar - I Zindar. Of all the places (Buchara, Kiva) this was the most impressive location. Or take a 2nd time to come back at the end, before closing time like 17.00 hrs. I think its open till 18.00 hrs.

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Thank Yvonne M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a necropolis with a complex of mausoleums and a adjacent cemetery and perhaps the most photogenic place in Samarkand! It's a must see for everybody visiting the city. Registan ist breathtaking, but this laying a bit on the outside complex is a real jewel! There is nothing comparable to walking this narrow path between those beautifully ornamented mausoleums. Tip:... More 

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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186 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the top places to visit in Samarqand. A necropolis with tombs of several eras with fascinating geometrical patterns. The tourist part is built like a narrow street, with mausoleums on both sides (much stair climbing), used as religious site or tourist shop or just empty. There is a modern part on the side that is good for a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a must see. The ticket is 10k per person, 6k for camera. Huge complex, beautiful tombs and on your way back do not miss the cemetery!

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Shah-i-Zinda is a must-see of Samarkand. It is a dense complex of mausoleums pertaining to proeminent dignitaries and wives of the emirs and of the nobility. Very nicely coloured, a jewel of art.

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North Bay, Ontario
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I thought this was a lovely place to visit. The buildings of the ensemble have beautiful detail and a blue color that I hadn't seen anywhere in my whole trip (this was seen on the last day). The cemetery is interesting as I had never gone to a muslim cemetery before, however it is nothing special.

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Thank swizzles25
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

.. i love staring at every detail of the buildings.. it's simply amazing.. i'll be going back to see more of this city as I had limited time during that visit..

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