Must see attractions in Shakhrisabz

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    Ak-Saray Palace

    Just north of the centre, Timur’s summer palace has as much grandeur per square centimetre as anything in Samarkand. There’s actually little left except…

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    Dorus Siyadat

    Timur finished the 3500-sq-metre mausoleum complex of the Dorus Siyadat in 1392 and at the time it may have overshadowed even the Ak-Saray Palace. The…

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    Dorut Tilyovat

    Facing Kok-Gumbaz is Dorut Tilyovat, the original burial complex of Timur’s forebears. Under the dome on the left is the Mausoleum of Sheikh Shamseddin…

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    Crypt of Timur

    In the southeastern corner of the long-gone Dorus Siyadat is a bunker with a wooden door leading to an underground room, the Crypt of Timur. The plain…

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    Kok-Gumbaz Mosque

    This heavily renovated, large Friday mosque was completed by Ulugbek in 1434 in honour of his father Shah Rukh (who was Timur’s son). The name,…

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    Tomb of Jehangir

    The focus of the Dorus Siyadat mausoleum complex is the tall Tomb of Jehangir, Timur’s eldest and favourite son, who died at 22. It’s also the resting…

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    Statue of Timur

    A huge of Timur stands in front of the ruins of the Ak-Saray Palace.

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    Amir Timur Museum

    Housed inside the renovated Chubin Medressa on the eastern side of the square is this simple museum. Among the maps and models is a war drum, an…

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    Mulk Ashtor Mosque

    The Mulk Ashtor Mosque was built in 1904 but has roots leading back to the 14th century. It's just inside the old town at the end of a road southwest of…

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    This four-way crossroads bazaar building once marked the heart of Shakhrisabz's old bazaar.