Surprisingly ancient city Samarkand is located in a valley of Zaravshan river in very picturesque place in sphere (surround) of mountains.
Samarkand was awarded with several epithets of poets and philosophers such as –Pearl of the East, World Mirror, Face of the Earth, Garden of thou soul. It is impossible to describe all beauty of this unusual city, its wealth in words. Clearly possible only to get pleasure in all its magnificence and shine.
This really legendary eastern city is located on the Great Silk Road, through its history numbering many centuries, survived both decline, and eminence. It was exposed more than once to ruthless destructive attacks from overseas conquerors. But every time, reviving anew, became even finer. Intersections of the Silk Road were formed here from interlacing of trading ways to the south to India, to the east to China and to the west to Persia.
History of this nice city has included names such grand conquerors, as Chingiz khan, Alexander the Great and Amir Timur at whom Samarkand became the capital of whole huge empire.
How does Samarkand look like today? It is still fine. This unique place where a spirit of antiquity is very carefully stored, testified by abundance of cultural and material values. Samarkand is in the list of heritage of all mankind – UNESCO. Ancient architectural monuments available in this ancient city, centers of national crafts, art and schools of sciences around personally worldwide. Samarkand is real embodiment of antiquity.