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Registan, Samarkand

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World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
In the heart of the ancient city lies Registan, a World Heritage-listed public square known for its distinctive Islamic architecture. Enveloped by grand madrassahs on three sides, the plaza has also hosted major social events through the ages. Examine the elaborate facade and unique decor of each school as you explore the restored square and all the traditionally built structures surrounding. Purchase an all-day ticket to enter the madrassahs, and tip the guards to climb the minarets for a panoramic view of the square. With our online itinerary creator, Samarkand attractions like Registan can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Spectacular view whispering whole medieval history of this oriental pearl located on the Great Silk Road. Love to be there whenever I am in Samarkand  more »
  • If you want to enjoy these three structures with few crowds (ideal for photograph), head in before 11 am. That said, if the weather is nice, later on you will see a ridiculous number of brides and...  more »
  • So beautiful! The architecture is absolutely stunning. At night is even more beautiful! One of the most beautiful things I have seen! Can’t believe I made it to Uzbekistan! Love from Canada! Definitely must see in Uzbekistan. Highly recommend seeing!
  • One of the most beautiful places I have visited. The buildings are beautiful and it's definitely worth visiting in the day time as well at when it's all lit up at night. Also has some interesting stores to shop in

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