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Introducing Samarkand


Samarkand is found along the Silk Road, perhaps history's most important trade route, and has been a major center of commerce for centuries. The city carries the traces of Genghis Khan, the Abbasids and the Timurid Empire, while also boasting some of the world's finest examples of Islamic architecture. The city itself is protected by the UNESCO "World Cultural Heritage" list, and as you'd expect, it's full of historical wonders.

Samarkand is known for:


Culinary History and Art

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Dushanbe (197 km)
Buhara (217 km)
Tashkent (270 km)
CURRENCY
Uzbekistani Som (UZS)

COUNTRY CODE
+998

ELECTRIC POWER
C, F

TIME ZONE
GMT +5

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€0.85

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€8

Samarkand airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Samarkant International Airport (SKD) is about 7 km from the city center. You can make the journey between the two using the number 10 bus. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the airport to the city center.

Average time from airport: 30 minutes

Distance from airport: 7 km

TAXI:

You can jump into one of the taxis waiting outside the airport to get to the city center, and the journey will take 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic. You can expect to pay around 8 euros.

Average taxi price: 8 euros

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