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.


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


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



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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