Samarkand is the oldest and most important cities that possess a long and violent history, which is located in the Zarafshan Valley in Uzbekistan. This popular city is referred as "the Rome of the East", where tourists will be amazed with its astonishing architecture and culture. One will find amalgamation of many cultures in this city, because it has experienced rule by many monarchies like Persians, Indian, Alexander the great, Arabs and Timur Gurfkani etc. The picturesque Zerafshan River valley and astonishing collection of ancient monuments of this city made it a popular travel and tourism destination of Uzbekistan.
There are many interesting tourist attractions in Samarkand, including Bibi Khanym mosque and Registan Square is an architectural gem representing the finest in Islamic Art. Gur Emir Mausoleum is a not to miss attraction is the city and Ulughbek observatory, built in the 1428-1429, stands as the finest historical monuments of Samarkand in Uzbekistan.
The Registan, one of the most relevant examples of Islamic architecture. It consists of three separate buildings:
Madrasa of Ulugh Beg
Bibi-Khanym Mosque (replica)
Gur-e Amir Mausoleum
Observatory of Ulugh Beg
Historical site of Afrasiyab (7th century BC–13th century AD)