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A small museum of astronomy stands on the remains of the observatory of Ulugh-Beg, Timurid ruler and astronomer.
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are into Astronomy then this place is worth a visit, but when you go inside the 'Tube' all you can do is stand at the top and look down and along.

Thank Traveller_UK12
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site is worth seeing as it shows some genius astronomers of ancient time who accurately find new discoveries through research using very basic tools and equipment. Entry fee required Best to have a guide

Thank tamimolime
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth a visit ,it has a good museum section showing the development of astronomy and Uleg Beg's part in this and the archeology section is interting.

Thank wob58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the many highlights of our time in Samarkand. It was fascinating to learn of the accuracy of the breakthroughs that Ulug Beg and his followers made in the 14th century. For example he worked out that the year is 365 days, 6 hours,...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ulugh Beg was a great and influential astronomer this is his observatory ....stunning. The museum is excellent and helps us to understand who he was what he did and who he influenced. Very good guides.

Thank globalheritagr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The observatory isn't too far out of the city and only the double quadrant is still remaining. However, the adjacent museum has some fabulous exhibits and is worth at least an hour's visit. The descriptions and explanations are in Russian and English and you can...More

Thank William899
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The giant Fakhri sextant is in ruins. So not much to gawk at. The adjoining museum is quite charmless. Those of you who are not in awe of Ulugh Beg the greatest astronomer of his time, can easily give the Observatory a miss.

Thank MakCha
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Ulugbek observatory is the best place on Earth to get a knowledge about the sky and stars. So impressive long time ago it was explored by genius ancestor of Uzbek Nation. He is the proud of the nation. Worthy to know!!!

Thank LadyS0882
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I am proud to be uzbek. Especially when i visit this place! Ulugbek was genius. Please take guide before You start.

Thank Rustam Y
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Ulugh Beg was before his time in terms of his understanding and mapping of the stars. Only a small portion of his original observatory remains but the nearby museum paints a clear and facinating picture of his place in history

1  Thank stevieblooz
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