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Samarkand— 1 night
Rome of the East
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Registan, admire the striking features of Ulugbek Madrasah, gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah, get engrossed in the history at Regional Studies Museum, then steep yourself in history at Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine, and finally stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Samarkand travel planner.
If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airport is Samarkand Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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