Samarkand Travel Information & Tour Guide

Samarkand is in the valley of the Zerafshan River. We know it to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan. The city is marvelous and has an attractive power. The city was named “Rome of the East” by the poets and historians of the past. The city’s history has gone through decays and growths, and today it is the treasure of a special antiquity spirit.

Samarkand Divided into two parts, it includes historical monuments, shops, and old private houses in its old region and administrative buildings, cultural centers, and educational institutions in its new region. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit this city.

It used to be the capital city of Uzbekistan, but the country has a new capital city. Samarkand is as old as Rome, Babylon, and Memphis, etc. It is a historical place of greatest interest; it is like an open-air museum. There is so much to see and explore in Samarkand.

Our Samarkand travel guide offers comprehensive details on how to help you travel and find great things to see and do. We provide useful information on Samarkand in various formats, including high-quality photos and videos.

Samarkand Tourist Attractions Photos

Registan Ensemble

The Square is located in the center of the city and has become a monument of architectural importance. It has gained worldwide fame for its grandeur, and it is now a preserve building in Samarkand.


Shirdor Medrese & Ulugbek Medrese

Shidor repeats the front appearance of the Ulugbek Medrese. It was erected by the order of a feudal lord, Yalangfush. They are adorned with mosaic, unglazed bricks and marbles.


Gur Emir Mausoleum

It is a mausoleum and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. It is of historical importance as it represents a history of Persian Mongolian architecture.


Bibi-Khanym Mosque

In the 15th century, it was an important monument of Samarkand.  It was built from the spoils of Timur’s invasion of India.


Samarkand Shahi Zinda Ensemble

The ensemble was formed during the 19th century and known to be one of the best complexes of medieval Samarkand mausoleums.


Hotels in Samarkand

Samarkand has many sides: noisy, dynamic and young. But the city center is where you will find most of the good hotels to stay. They are close to most of the shopping centers, attractions, restaurants, etc. Here’s a list of some best hotels to stay in Samarkand:

Hotel Asia Samarkand

They set the five-star hotels in the old town and closer to Samarkand International Airport. It is located the city center, and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from Gur-e-Amir, Madrasas and Registan.


Hotel Emirkhan


Hotel Malika Classic

It is a three-star property that has chains in Uzbekistan with a modern touch. It is located in the city center just next to the national houses.


Hotel The Regal Palace

It is a four-star hotel located in the city center and just about 5 minutes away from Samarkand International Airport and a walk away to Registan Square and other attracts and landmarks in the city.


Hotel Registan Plaza

The four-star hotel is located in the city center just across the Amir Temur Hayaka monument and a few minutes’ walk to the other attractions in Samarkand.


Jahongir Hotel Samarkand

The top-rated B&B is located in the city center and a few minutes’ walk away from Registan Square, Bibi-Khanym Mosque and Samarkand Railway station.


Restaurants in Samarkand

Samarkand has a variety of restaurants that will blow you away with every sight and bite of the food. Most of the restaurants serve local, continental, and even Indian cuisines. These are the two best restaurants to explore in Samarkand:

Karimbek (Local Restaurant)

This is one of the most famous restaurants in the city with an unusual interior. They serve authentic Uzbek, European and Russian cuisine and offer traditional cultural and entertainment programs.


Paltan Restaurants

This is one of the most famous restaurants in the city with an unusual interior. They serve authentic Uzbek, European and Russian cuisine and offer traditional cultural and entertainment programs.


Mubarak House

Samarkand Airport


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