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Shah-i-Zinda

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
+998 97 921 58 08
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This street has tombs belonging to Timur and his family and favorites that are decorated with the city's finest majolica tilework.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tile work” (14 reviews)
“every step” (3 reviews)
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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+998 97 921 58 08

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"tile work"
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"every step"
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"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"a real gem"
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"closing time"
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"amazing architecture"
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"interesting cemetery"
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"burial places"
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"blue ceramic tiles"
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"both sides"
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"his head"
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"tomb complex"
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"blue domes"
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"worth the entrance fee"
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"buried here"
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"an amazing place"
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Reviewed yesterday

There are about 20 mausoleums all beautiful and differently decorated. Climb the steps to the complex then gradually wander round the many buildings going into some of them to see the equally beautiful and different interiors. So much to see in one place makes it...More

Thank ColchesterSleeper
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The royal tombs gives a serene ambient of tranquility and beauty. It is postcard like wherever you turn and good pictures are produced with just clicks of camera. A must visit site in Samarkand.

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the sites in Samarkand are awesome. This visit was part of my religious studies tour and it far exceeded my expectations

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Walking the narrow streets of the necropolis, the curving streets and beautiful tall tiles facades are unique. Its hard to find a place that is totally 'different' I would argue this is one such place. It was a moving, serene and beautiful place.

1  Thank scmp79
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings of 9-14th and 19th centuries. The name Shah-i-Zinda (meaning "The living king") is connected with the legend that Kusam ibn Abbas, the cousin of the prophet Muhammad was buried there.

1  Thank Nirav D
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Khiva, Bukhara and then fabulous Samarkand evoking ancient tales of the silk road and the exotic. Samarkand does not disappoint. The Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Regestan with its three Madrassahs, the mausoleums at the Shah-i-Zinda, the ancient site at the Afrasiyab with its ancient wall frescoes...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is a great place to get a feel for Samarkand architecture over the last few centuries. It is also adjacent to an interesting cemetery that is worth strolling through.

Thank Mook S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Shah-i- Zinda is a collection of ancient mausoleums. Acqua domes top tombs completely encrusted in faience tiles.

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I've seen many mosaic decorated architectures but have never seen something quite like this in terms of pattern, artistic style, and size. Not only the way they built burial places for the royal families is unique, but the mosaic art there is also what sets...More

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I looked at my wife and we both said, "wow." From the lower grouping, to the middle grouping, to the upper grouping, and then into the city cemetery, there was eye candy everywhere. Stunning tile work, architecture, a packed encylopedia of Islamic culture. I think...More

1  Thank Robert C
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