Samarkand in Uzbekistan is famous for being one of the most important sites on the Silk Road and the city has been at the crossroads of world cultures for more than two millennia.
It’s one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded around the 7th century BC, making it even older than Rome!
Samarkand Travel - One day itinerary Uzbekistan - Journal of Nomads One of the main reasons to visit Samarkand is to marvel at the stunning Islamic architecture of its mosques and mausoleums. Poets and historians described the city as “The Pearl of the Eastern Muslim World”.
If you love UNESCO World Heritage sites, unique masterpieces of ancient architecture, glittering minarets, dazzling turquoise domes and hypnotic mosaics, then you’ll love Samarkand!