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  • Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • Hours: April to October 7am-8pm; November to March 9am-5pm
  • Admission: 6,000S

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Shah-i-Zinda Tours

Shah-i-Zinda, one of Samarkand’s most popular sites, is a street of tombs containing some of the most spectacular tile work in the world. Established over a millennia ago, temples, mausoleums, and other religious structures have been added over the centuries – mostly between the 14th and 19th centuries – making it a fascinating study in architectural style.

The innermost shrine (and the holiest structure) comprises a complex of quiet rooms believed to be the tomb of Qusam ibn-Abbas, cousin of the Prophet Mohammed who brought Islam to the region in the 7th century. The Shodi Mulk Oko Mausoleum, one of the most beautiful tombs in the Shah-i-Zinda complex, is covered in majolica and terracotta that needed little restoration when the rest of the complex was aggressively restored in 2005.

Practical Info

Shah-i-Zinda remains a place of pilgrimage for many Muslims, so remember to dress conservatively during your visit.

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1-Day Tour of Samarkand from Tashkent, Tashkent, null

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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