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With a population of approximately 500,000, Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan.

The real glory of Samarkand began in 329BC when Alexander the Great conquered and destroyed the nearby capital, Macaranda. According to local history, when Alexander first visited here he declared “I heard that Samarkand was beautiful but never thought that it could be so beautiful and majestic”.

After Alexander's reign, the city fell under the rule of the Persian Empire, and became the capital of the Mongol Prince Tamerlane in the 13th Century. The finest builders, craftsmen, philosophers and scientists were invited to Samarkand and the reputation of its refined civilisation grew until Samarkand was a city of legend and wonder along the Golden Road. From here, the Silk Road diverged; east to China, south to India and west to Persia.

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Things To See In Samarkand

No trip to Samarkand would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

  • The Registan

    The Registan

    A majestic square at the heart of Samarkand, lined on three sides by the exquisite, turquoise-tiled facades of three madrasahs

Popular Holidays to Samarkand

Samarkand offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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Samarkand at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Samarkand:

Population - 500,000 Landmark - Shah-i-Zinda Local Food - Palov Best Time to go? - Spring and Autumn

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