Capital of Tamerlane, the great city of ancient Sogdiana, lies at the crossroads of the main trade routes from China, Siberia, Persia and the west. This step alone is an essential point on the journey to understanding the power of the Khan dynasty at that time. Today your tour of breathtaking Samarkand continues. You will visit Gur-Emir mausoleum, the last resting place of the famous ruler Tamerlane. A short walk takes you to the heart of Samarkand, the beautiful Registan Square with its three magnificent madrasas: Ulugbek, Shir Dor and Tilla-Kari. Next visit Bibikhanum Mosque, Shahi Zinda Necropolis. Overnight at hotel.