It is also known as an oldest continuously inhabited cities in Central Asia which was formed about 3,000 years ago by local nomadic communities.
In ancient times, it became a trading dome on the route between China and the West which is called as the Silk Road.
The city was once the most important center for Islamic research in Central Asia.
In the 14th century it became the capital of the Empire of Timur
In its heyday, the ancient capital Samarkand in the Republic of Uzbekistan used to be a place gathered many royal tombs and magnificent Islamic architecture buildings inlaid with precious stones.
Lasting through time, many architectural heritages in Samarkand have been destroyed and the restoration has been reinforced in recent decades.
Registan Square is the most representative work in Samarkand today. It is also a historical monument and one of the largest squares in the world.
Grand tomb of Emperor Timur
Churches in Samarkand are excellent works with Persian-Islamic architecture style.
The ancient city Samarkand was recognized as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2001.