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  • Address: Bibikhonim Street, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • Hours: April to October 8am-7pm; November to March 9am-5pm
  • Admission: 9,000S

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Bibi-Khanym Mosque Tours

Built between 1399 and 1404, shortly before Timur’s death, the enormous Bibi-Khanym Mosque was once the largest mosque in the Islamic world. After years of decay, the building partially collapsed during an earthquake in 1897 and wasn’t rebuilt until the 1970s. While portions of the mosque have been completely restored, other parts remain in need of further restoration. This semi-ruined state takes nothing away from its architectural majesty.

A giant parade portal leads into the courtyard with the main mosque straight ahead and two smaller mosques to either side. A huge Quran stand made from marble blocks sits at the center of the courtyard, and according to local legend, women who crawl beneath it will be blessed with many children.

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The interior of the mosque is currently being restored, with plans set to complete it by 2019.

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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent

Explore Samarkand, the famous capital of the 14th-century Timurid Empire, on this guided, 1-day sightseeing tour from Tashkent. Samarkand is one of the oldest ...  Read more

Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $125.00

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