Shahrisabz is one of the most ancient cities of not only Uzbekistan, but also of the whole Central Asia. The historic center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2015, the authorities clearly overdid it with the destruction of the urban environment, and the very next year, Sharsisabz became the first World Heritage Site in danger in the former USSR. The city is located in the northeastern part of the Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan. It is the administrative center of the same district.

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How to get there
The closest airports to Shakhrisabz are the cities of Samarkand (80 km to the north) and Karshi (100 km to the west). The easiest way to get from the airports to Shahrisabz is by taxi, which can cost, depending on your bargaining skills and distance, from 30 up to 70 thousand sums. The departure point of a taxi from Samarkand is opposite Registan Square.

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Interesting places
The ruins of the palace Aksaray (northern part of the park). In 1380 Tamerlan began the construction of the palace in Shahrisabz, which he planned to use as a country house. Construction continued until 1404 (Tamerlane died in 1405), and it turned out quite a grand structure. The details are unknown to us, since only a small part of the palace reached us, but, for example, the size of the courtyard was approximately 120 by 150 meters, and the arch of the entrance portal was the largest in Central Asia. The palace could not be properly used for its intended purpose, and all this time it was destroyed, and in 1570, for some reason, it turned the Bukhara Khan Abdullah into ruins. Two towers of the central portal have survived to our times, but they are absolutely striking, not only for their size, but also for the preserved ceramic pattern. In the panorama between them, the modern monument to Tamerlane (Emir Timur) is clearly visible. 

Photos of Shakhrisabz