[364] 2019-07-17 Samarqand Tour

Many Koreans were living at Tashkent and Samarqand in Uzbekistan.

Samarqand is a famous city for historical relics.

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1. The distance from Tashkent to Samarqand is 313 km.

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2. There were two Tashkent stations. The ticketing station and starting station were placed at different location.

I almost missed the train.

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3. Flat and dry land is seen.

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5. We met a Chinese traveler in the train. She lived in Dunhuang.

She married an American and had two kids. She had a vacation for travel.

We became friend with her and had lunch together.

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6. We became friends with Tashkent people sitting in opposite seat.

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8. I met babies in the train.

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10. I saw a rock mountain.

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11. Samarqand station

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12. Map of central area

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14. I saw this painting in the hotel lobby. With a close look, you can find many historical figures in the painting.

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15. This is the entrance of Samarqand Restaurant.

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16. Splendid restaurant

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17. A traveling couple from South Africa joined in the lunch.

He boasted beautiful scenery of South Africa in smart phone.

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18. The barbecue was very nice.

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19. After lunch, delightful music was played. A group of women went to the front and started to dance.

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20. We joined in dancing.

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21. The couple from South Africa, professor Lee, Chinese woman, and I joined in the dancing.

It was an happy hour unexpected.

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22. We departed from luncheon group, and walked to the historical relics 3 km away.

There was an wedding place next to the restaurant. I could see women with formal dress.

These women found out that we are from Korea. They were happy to pose for photo.

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23. Water melon from the countryside. This region has dry climate. The water melon had good taste.

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25. This area seems to be old streets.

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26. I could see Korean restaurant.

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28. Finally we arrived at Islamic relics registan. Details are found in the address below.

http://m.blog.daum.net/_blog/_m/articleView.do?blogid=0idsR&articleno=41

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31. Prof. Lee is a preacher of New Silk Road.

He explains about New Silk Road to the tourists, and make them sympathize and pose for photo.

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34. This is cemetery facility of Kings of Timur empire, 1 km away.

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35. This picture shows Amir Temur who was a great conqueror.

Uzbekistan people are proud of him.

http://www.opinionnews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=7632

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36. The total territory in Central Asia which he conquered.

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37. The black coffin in the center is that of Temur. Kings after Temur are resting here.

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38. The atmosphere inside is somewhat solemn and impressive.

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41. At the entrance, they were selling porcelain with Islamic design.

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42. I said “Hello!” to a baby on the spot. I succeeded in taking a picture with him.

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43. These women were walking toward us. They were curious about us. We took a picture with them.

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44. A selfie with statue of Amir Temur.

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45. We walked quite a distance in order to take bus going to Samarqand station.

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46. A very enthusiastic woman helped us to ride on the bus.

This woman was kind enough to discount bus fare by 1000 sum.

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47. I took a selfie with the enthusiastic woman.

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48. I took a selfie with the girl students who were looking at us. I gave pamphlet to the girls.

We got on the train 7:19 in the evening. We arrived at our shelter in Tashkent over 11 o’clock at night.

It was an interesting day which was full of events.



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