Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded around the 7th century BC, making it even older than Rome! The city has been at the crossroads of world cultures for over two and a half millennia, and is one of the most important sites on the Silk Routes traversing Central Asia.
Located in the Zerafshan River valley, in north-eastern Uzbekistan, the city enjoys the benefits of abundant natural resources and settlement in the region can be traced back to 1,500 BC.
Samarkand is full of beautiful and breathtaking places to visit. So many, in fact, that it may actually be difficult to decide where to go! Now you don’t have to. Instead, just follow this list of the most stunning landmarks, attractions and must-see sights in Samarkand you shouldn’t miss.
Top Sights of Samarkand