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Hotel in Samarkand
We represent you the new hotel "LATIF" situated in one of picturesque places of the ancient city Samarkand.
Our employees will use the best efforts that you will feel comfortable and elegant. And your stay in our hotel would be unforgettable.
In our hotel the team of the professionals works who will offer you all kinds of services.
Welcome to Samarkand
Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon- more than 25 centuries old. Ancient Arab manuscripts refer to it as the “Gem of the East”, Europeans called it the “The Land of Scientists”. A majestic and beautiful city, Samarkand is the city of legends. When Alexander the Great first time saw Samarkand, he exclaimed
In the 14th century Samarkand rose in its southern uburb. Amir Temur (1336-1405), the governor of Western Chaqatai Ulus, made it his capital. For a few decades Amir Temur had formed a huge empire from India to the Mediterranean. Samarkand became a symbol of his new empire. Temur initiated huge construction works. New architecture with huge portals, high blue domes and refined majolica must have competed against Euroasian capitals and meant a birth of the Central Asian imperial style.
Registan became the central square of Samarkand in the 14th century. The word "Registan" can be translated as "a sandy place". Earlier there flowed a canal forming sand and silt deposits. Six streets crossed at Registan. In the time of Temur the square was used as a commercial and craft center and Ulugbeg made it a spiritual centre. Ulugbeg constructed a majestic madrasah and Sufi khanaka with a huge dome. By the 17th century old buildings of Registan had been in collapse and the governor of Samarkand Yalangtush-biy built Sher-Dor madrasah instead of Ulugbeg’s khanaka and later Tillya-Kari Madrasah.
Mausoleum of Khodja-Daniyar is situated on the northern slope of Afrasiab hill at the old wall near a curative source. According to leqends, Khodja Daniyar was a companion orKusam ibn Abbas who was considered a relative of the Prophet and one of the first Islamic preachers in Central Asia. The other legends associate Khodja Daniyar with Koran’s and Biblical prophet Daniyar (Daniel) whose remains were brought here by Amir Temur. A peculiar feature of Khodja Daniyar’s cult is that the saint continues to grow in his tomb. Owing to this the tomb was periodically extended. The dome mausoleum above the long gravestone was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
MEMORIAL COMPlEX OF IMAM Al BUKHARI
The Necropolis of outstanding Sunni theologian Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (died in 870) was built near Samarkand. AI-Bukhari had phenomenal memory and analyzed thousands of hadiths-stories about the Prophet. His work resulted in summa of hadiths-"AI-Diami as Sahih" which was canonized in the 10 th century as the main hadith anthology in Sunni tradition. In the 16 th century the small mausoleum and mosque were built above the tomb of Imam al Bukhari. In connection with the 1225 th anniversary of Imam al-Bukhari and according to the decree of the government of Uzbekistan the new memorial complex was built in 1998 at the site of the old mausoleum.
Samarkand’s importance to the history and culture mankind is now being recognized by UN, UNESCO and WTO, which are helping to promote tourism to the region. As the government, who has made tourism a priority sector for development is continuing to invest hotels, airports, transportation and leisure facilities, service is becoming yet another of the country’s attractions.
But if you have seen buildings of Samarkanda, you will be enchanted by its magic forever.
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