We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Afrasiab

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Save
Review Highlights
Wow!!!

This was a last minute inclusion by our guide and we are thankful she took us there. Hard to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ozland_27
,
Brisbane, Australia
Ancient Samarkand

This site of ancient Samarkand has not been subjected to restoration, and is a lovely bucolic spot... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LottyToronto
,
LottyToronto
Read all 121 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The site of an ancient settlement that existed more than two thousand years ago.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average30%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old city” (3 reviews)
“small museum” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Similar Things to Do in Samarkand

Write a Review
Reviews (121)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute inclusion by our guide and we are thankful she took us there. Hard to imagine the history of this area. There is a AV presentation that is a must see.

Thank Ozland_27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site of ancient Samarkand has not been subjected to restoration, and is a lovely bucolic spot, with great views over the modern city and distant mountains, and with a few sheep and cattle placidly grazing. The small on-site museum houses the great find of...More

Thank LottyToronto
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very nicely done small musuem depicting 7th century civilisation in Samarkand. Amazing restoration of wall paintings showing early ambassador visits to city, and relationships with nearby and far east representatives

Thank cleo01paw
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The museum presents evidence of a seventh century civilization in Samarkand. See the movie first. Without it, it is difficult to get any value out of the exhibits.

Thank wardnick1
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The museum is small, but its subject, the archeological finds in the old city of Afrasiab, is extremely interesting. There is very little left of pre-islamic art in Uzbekistan and we found that this is be the best place in the country to appreciate it....More

1  Thank Vijgeblad
Reviewed 6 March 2017

On the way to Uleg Beks onservatory we drove thru and around acres of wasteland which was apparently the site of the very ancient city of Afrosiab. There are no tours of the site, and only a small area appears to have been excavated when...More

Thank Frantic_12
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The only plus side this museum is the beautiful set of Sogdian frescoes. Otherwise it is a tired and dull museum, poorly presented and with very little of interest

Thank philipsK7729PY
Reviewed 7 June 2016

See the English documentary first before you explore the ancient zorastrian murals found in a home and then restored at this museum. Definitely worth visiting.

1  Thank MamboMumbai
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Afrasiab museum built on site of excavation which is going on. Afrasiab an area of about 200 hectares was named after king Afrasiab.. the city was protected by rivers in North and East and deep ravines to South and West, many believed this to be...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This small museum should tell the story of early Uzbekistan and the Sogdians. The exterior is being upgraded and I do hope they do the interior as well, as the displays are not very well thought out, labelled or displayed, and the items look mostly...More

Thank JP1946
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Platan
298 reviews
3.48 km away
Restaurant Samarkand
285 reviews
4.01 km away
Karimbek
154 reviews
5.43 km away
Besh Chinor
73 reviews
2.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shah-i-Zinda
469 reviews
.89 km away
Bibi Khanym Mosque
311 reviews
1.47 km away
Ulugh Beg Observatory
376 reviews
1.25 km away
Central Bazaar
137 reviews
1.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Afrasiab staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit