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Gur-Emir Mausoleum by night from my hotel room

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - a section prior to restoration

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - the actual crypt underneath where Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Amir Temur (Tamerlane) is buried here along with a number of other important people from the time

The locals love us

The Registan

The Registan - Ulegbeg Madrassah

The Registan - Tillya-Kari Madrassah

The Registan - Sher-Dor Madrassah

The Registan - Sher-Dor Madrassah

The Registan - Tillya-Kari Madrassah

The Registan - Ulegbeg Madrassah

The Registan - Sher-Dor Madrassah

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

Samarkand celebrates 2,750 years with dance troupes from different regions

The Registan - Tillya-Kari Madrassah

More friendly locals

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

A dance troupe in action

A dance troupe in action

A dance troupe in action

A dance troupe in action

Colourful costumes

A dance troupe in action

A dance troupe in action

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Views of the Registan

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Lunch at a local's house

The local food markets

The local food markets

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Two domed mausoleum believed to belong to Uldja-Inaga, the nurse to Amir Temur

Two domed mausoleum believed to belong to Uldja-Inaga, the nurse to Amir Temur

Two domed mausoleum believed to belong to Uldja-Inaga, the nurse to Amir Temur

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries - northern group

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries - northern group

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries - northern group

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Shahi-Zinda Necropolis ("alive king") - a collection of mausoleums commenced from 10th to 15th centuries

Gur-Emir Mausoleum by night from the hotel's 6th floor bar

Observatory of Ulugbeg built in the 1420's - the quadrant housing

Observatory of Ulugbeg built in the 1420's - the quadrant housing

Remains of the quadrant used to observe the sun, moon and other celestial bodies

Observatory of Ulugbeg built in the 1420's

Faces of the world

On the road to Tashkent, Temur's Gate - apparently Alexander the Great was defeated here by the locals (?)

On the road to Tashkent, Temur's Gate - apparently Alexander the Great was defeated here by the locals (?)

On the road to Tashkent, Temur's Gate - apparently Alexander the Great was defeated here by the locals (?)

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