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Samarkand tourist information


Samarkand tourist information

The name Samarkand is derived from Old Persian asmara ("stone, rock" and from Sogdian qand ("fort", "town"). Samarkand literally means "stone fort" or "rock town"). Samarkand had a central position on the Silk Road between China and the West. In the 14th cent. Temur (Tamerlane) made Samarkand the capital of his empire. Samarkand is a must see for all travellers visiting the Central Asia. It was added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001 as Samarkand - Crossroad of Cultures .

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