Matsimitsu

Day Ten

Samarkand, Uzbekistan


Bibi-Khanym Mosque

First stop of the day, the Mosque next to our hotel.

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The front side was closed and there was a note telling people to not enter.

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On the side, however the note was ignored by pretty much everyone and this old man gestured to take a look inside.

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This is how it looks without the blue tiles and mosaics.

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Registan

This is it, the place to be in Samarkand and for just 40.000SOM you can enter, what realistically is, a really expensive gift-shop extravaganza.

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Every nook and cranny is stuffed with carpets, plates and other things to sell.

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The courtyards are no different, but the green trees and benches offer a place for relaxation.

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One of the interior domes was being re-pained, it's all done by hand.

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Gur-e Amir Сomplex

The last stop of the day was the "Gur-e Amir Сomplex", from the outside it didn't look like anything special, but the interior is beautiful.

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The train to Tashkent departs in a few hours. We head back to the hotel to get our bags and get a taxi to the train station. Underway we get some snacks for on the train at this convenience store.

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