Samarkand, a magical name and an almost mythical city that fascinates. Contemporary Babylon and Thebes, the "Marakanda" of the Greeks is one of the oldest cities in the world since more than 3000 years of history.
It experienced a flourishing period in the 14th century when the emperor Tamerlane made it the "Pearl of the Orient: an exceptional city, covered with palaces, mosques and monumental madrassas (Islamic schools) Samarkand was the hub of commerce on the Silk Road and the main city of the ancient Sogdiana.
It thrives at the crossroads of major trade routes from China, Siberia, Persia and West, up surge of Mongol hordes of Genghis Khan.
The Samarkand heyday came two centuries later, when Tamerlane made it the capital of his empire.
• Guided sightseeing tour;
• Entrance fees to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
• Transport throughout the city tour.
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