Tashkent to Samarkand

IMG_2164Today we left Tashkent (Hotel Uzbekistan) to drive to Samarkand. Fairly dry scenery gave way to some farmland.

IMG_2168IMG_2174One of the features were the storks that were nesting on the power staunches.

IMG_2182IMG_2178 (1)Arriving in Samarkand we checked into the hotel and then proceeded mid afternoon to tour Registan Square. The tile work and beauty of the buildings was amazing. The oldest of the madrassahs housed the  astronomy work of Ulugh Beg, grandson of  Tamerlane.

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IMG_2213IMG_2217IMG_2220We also then went to the mausoleum of Tamerlane (Amir Temur) and again the building was beautiful.

IMG_2249IMG_2275Dinner at a local restaurant was fantastic…local families dining and live music!

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