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Samarkand is a city in southeastern Uzbekistan, and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia. It sits on the Silk Road, a network of trade routes that connected China to the Mediterranean Sea for centuries. Samarkand is famed for its mosques and mausoleums, many of which date back to the 14th-17th centuries. The Registan, a public square lined with decorated madrasas (Islamic schools), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major landmark. Another highlight is the Gur-e Amir, the mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlane), founder of the Timurid Empire.

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Airports near Samarkand

There are multiple ways to reach Samarkand - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Samarkand.

Samarkand International Airport

This is the closest airport to Samarkand and is located within the city itself. It is a commercial passenger airport with both domestic and international flights.


Tashkent International Airport

If you are unable to find a direct flight to Samarkand, Tashkent International Airport is a good alternative. It is the largest airport in Uzbekistan and is located in the capital city of Tashkent. From there, you can take a connecting flight or travel by road to Samarkand, which is approximately 300 kilometres away.


Bukhara International Airport

Another option for travellers heading to Samarkand is Bukhara International Airport. It is located in the city of Bukhara, which is about 215 kilometres west of Samarkand. From Bukhara, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Samarkand.


Navoi International Airport

Navoi International Airport is located in the city of Navoi, which is approximately 180 kilometres southwest of Samarkand. It is a relatively smaller airport but offers domestic and international flights. From Navoi, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Samarkand.

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With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Samarkand into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Samarkand

Samarkand has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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Registan Square

The crown jewel of Samarkand, Registan Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Uzbekistan's most popular tourist destination. This massive plaza was once the centre of the city during the reign of Tamerlane. Three madrasahs (Islamic schools) flank the square, all adorned with intricate mosaic tiles and towering domes.

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Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum

This impressive mausoleum is the final resting place of Timur (also known as Tamerlane), the founder of the Timurid Empire. The mausoleum is decorated with blue fluted dome and a ribbed turquoise cone. Inside, the tomb of Timur is encased in a black stone sarcophagus. Legend says that if the tomb is disturbed, a great war will engulf the world.pen_spark

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Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

Also known as the "City of the Living", Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis, or cemetery complex, that dates back to the 14th century. The complex is a maze of mausoleums, each adorned with colourful tiles and intricate carvings. Shah-i-Zinda is a popular pilgrimage site for Muslims and a fascinating place to wander and admire the Timurid architecture.

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