Registan
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The centerpiece of the city is one of the most important monuments of Islamic arts.
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  • LondonE3Traveller
    London, United Kingdom2,490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing buildings which are a must see when in Samarkand
    Amazing complex with beautiful architecture. Hadn’t realised from my research how many small shops are in the complex…. There are dozens! The museum section was good and had some interesting info. Not a lot of info when walking around but great for photos. Loved visiting!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 August 2023
  • A_Shifayet
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh563 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great example of architectural beauty
    This is a great example of architectural beauty. The Registan square consisting 3 iconic colorful old Islamic schools, where most of the rooms are now selling crafts and show pieces. While entering the square, I did not find any ticket counter but the security official asked for ticket to me and directed another side to make ticket. After going to that side again I did not find any ticket desk/counter and asked another security guard about ticket counter. But this guard could/did not show me the ticket counter, rather asked to pay 50,000 UZS to him as ticket price without receipt and then visit freely. So I don't know what is the actual ticket price! Anyway, I visited again at night to check whether there is any light & sound show (as I heard it is not happening always) and I found the show. It was very interesting at free of cost as I enjoyed the show from Registan viewing platform.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 August 2023
  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland28,626 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the world's greatest sights
    Whenever there was talk of Uzbekistan in the old days an image that came immediately to my mind was that of Samarkand's Registan. To see it in reality is no disappointment. There are great views from an elevated terrace just in front, a popular place also for locals, especially when getting married. After admiring the whole architectural ensemble one should go down and get a ticket for 50'000 Som for a close up of the three madrasah (Islamic schools). To the left, when looking at Registan, is Ulu Begh Madrasah (15th century), to the right the Sher-Dor Madrasah and in the middle the Tilya Kori Madrasah (both from the 17th century). It is possible to enter these places, where in the former students rooms are now souvenir shops or exhibitions. Plenty of architectural details in these structures can keep one occupied for quite some time, like the tiger heads in a sun at the Sher-Dor Madrasah or the gilded interior of the mosque inside the Tilya Kori Madrasah.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 August 2023
  • starlightShanghai
    Victoria, Canada4,602 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Sound and Light Show!
    Missed this when I was here last time (low season), but caught it this time (high season). What a spectacular display! Free admission. Occurs at 9 p.m. sharp. Best vantage point is the upper platform facing the square.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 September 2023
  • OnwardTraveller
    Southampton, United Kingdom1,199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    Simply spectacular. One of the sights of the world. Good to explore by day and return for evening photos with lights an hour after sunset. Getting too commercialised with tourist stalls now, but still manages to carry off a sense of wonder.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • John C
    Merseyside, United Kingdom11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely picturesque setting
    Fabulous reconstructed square, gives a real feel of the original construction and magnitude of the buildings. Good viewing platform to see the full extent of the square at night when the lighting comes on to full effect. There is a lack of information in English and no actual brochure to purchase, although a physical guide to walk with you was available it would have been nice to have a photographic memory. Also there are a lot of souvenir sellers inside each of the building, which detracts from the actual purpose, when looking at the interior.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 September 2023
  • SKKHANNA
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see and live the beauty, history, and magic of Silk Route remembrances.
    Samarkand the Old Silk Route beauty to envhant one and all. Not to be missed both day time as well as night time illumination show. Mesmerising and awesome beauty engraved in colourful tile work of mighty magnitude. Only actual experience can explain the enchantment, excitement and wish to visit again and again.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite bucket list experience
    The Registan is fabulous, one of the most awesome buildings in the world. We woke early and were both out before 6.30 to watch the sunrise. Another guy from the tour was there too and we paid one of the security to guards to get 'early admittance' to the buildings themselves. It was absolutely wonderful to walk around and look at the architecture and design without other people although a low bank of cloud delayed the sunset. We spent about an hour wandering into the different madrassas and courtyards before walking back to the hotel for a rather nice breakfast. Luckily there was no rush as the tour start was knocked back 30 minutes so we were able to take our time. First stop on the tour was ... the Registan again! We had yet another meander through the site and the sun was higher so the colours were a lot stronger. There were more people but it was by no means crowded and we were able to go onto the first floor in one of the buildings which let us see the internal construction and also gave a different set of views. There were also mini museums in some of the rooms which was interesting, learning about the scientific advances made in this period and how they influenced world history. There was also a beautiful mosque with golden interior that hadn't been open before in the Tilya-Kori Madrasah, the newest of the three at just 350 years old. I walked back to the Registan (3rd time) to watch the sunset. When I arrived it was pretty empty of people but the noise of the birds in the nearby trees was amazing! Deb then joined me and we stayed there for about 45 minutes watching the sky slowly darken and then the building lights get switched on. It was a wonderful evening and probably rivals sunrise over Palmyra for my best holiday experiences.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic!
    The place is majestic and much bigger than expected. The best view is from the platform accessible from the main road. To enter into the square the ticket is required and it is a single access only. The three madrasas are fantastic outside (the part visible from the platform) and inside. In the evening (in October) around 830pm a light shows starts. Personally i think the colour were to shiny and the music too loud so try to be there before to enjoy the real colours of the monument.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Arindam G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Top UNESCO Heritage Site in Samarkhand
    An amazing UNESCO Heritage site, the Registan housing 3 nos. Madrasas (Ulugbek, Tillakori & Sher Doh) features in the bucket list of most travellers & tourists. We visited the iconic attraction on a pleasant wintry morning and marvelled at the exquisite mosaic works & tapestry. The entry fee of 50000 Sums for access to the square and all three madrasas was quite reasonable. We saw many newly married couples coming for great photo shoots in their marital attire which lent the site a further festive look. A must visit, top attraction of Samarkhand.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
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Craig H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone but unfortunately people will of course go because it’s hyped up online and seems to be the go to place for tourists.
This was at the top of our list whilst we were in Samarkand but unfortunately was a big let down. The building looks amazing from the outside and you can view this from outside the boundary without paying the fee of 60,000 som to enter . Once you enter into the building itself there are lots of sellers just basically selling arts and crafts, I felt scammed after laying the extortionate fee to enter. You could just as easily observe the lonely building from the outside without going inside, the sellers inside ruin the whole ambience of the place. I was hoping to learn some history of the busing but instead was just hassled to buy stuff. Stayed about half hour and got fed up and left.
Written 16 February 2024
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ratbagBirminghamUk
Birmingham, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Spectacular buildings on 3 sides of a huge square
Great in the daytime but even better when the sun goes down and magical light show starts. I found it worth paying to go into the square and wander freely with hardly any people around. The music accompanying the lights was very moving
Written 19 June 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,626 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Whenever there was talk of Uzbekistan in the old days an image that came immediately to my mind was that of Samarkand's Registan. To see it in reality is no disappointment. There are great views from an elevated terrace just in front, a popular place also for locals, especially when getting married. After admiring the whole architectural ensemble one should go down and get a ticket for 50'000 Som for a close up of the three madrasah (Islamic schools).

To the left, when looking at Registan, is Ulu Begh Madrasah (15th century), to the right the Sher-Dor Madrasah and in the middle the Tilya Kori Madrasah (both from the 17th century). It is possible to enter these places, where in the former students rooms are now souvenir shops or exhibitions. Plenty of architectural details in these structures can keep one occupied for quite some time, like the tiger heads in a sun at the Sher-Dor Madrasah or the gilded interior of the mosque inside the Tilya Kori Madrasah.
Written 8 August 2023
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grimj03
st helier344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I saw this building first at night and it matches the taj Majal in terms of wow factor. We did not go inside as our guide said it was just a tourist bazaar. Better to go to a real one. We hired a taxi for 6 hours and the cost was 350000 som or usd 32 or gbp 25. The best way to go. Cars take three comfortably.
Written 19 November 2021
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Lisa Amanda Bradshaw
Montriond, France80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A beautiful place with lights in the evening that everyone goes to watch.. Only sad thing was that the whole complex is blocked off. I don't mind paying but when you want to go in an evening and next morning just to photograph outside you need to pay..
Written 18 October 2022
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Arindam G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An amazing UNESCO Heritage site, the Registan housing 3 nos. Madrasas (Ulugbek, Tillakori & Sher Doh) features in the bucket list of most travellers & tourists. We visited the iconic attraction on a pleasant wintry morning and marvelled at the exquisite mosaic works & tapestry. The entry fee of 50000 Sums for access to the square and all three madrasas was quite reasonable. We saw many newly married couples coming for great photo shoots in their marital attire which lent the site a further festive look. A must visit, top attraction of Samarkhand.
Written 6 December 2023
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Celia G
Sheffield, UK282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We visited, as a group of solo travellers, in the daytime for a good amount of time, and in the evening just to view when the building is illuminated. It is absolutely stunning. The structure is huge and every part of it is ornately decorated. The grounds were immaculate.
Written 17 September 2022
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Bibiana V
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The place is magnificent. However the tourist experience turns real bad when the small shop owners don't play clean. I chose to buy a piece of cloth with the colorful embroidery... supposedly silk. It was white with red silk (they said). i washed it as they told me, and it all became pink. I don't recommend buying inside those small stores @Registan Square, unless you know what you are buying.
Written 19 May 2024
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Paul J
Bethesda, MD736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If you want to enjoy these three structures with few crowds (ideal for photograph), head in before 11 am. That said, if the weather is nice, later on you will see a ridiculous number of brides and grooms wandering about the gardens outside the main area. Then, of course, come back at night for the lights.
Written 19 October 2021
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becklambert
Brighton145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Childhood dream realised. It is without a doubt beautiful however the shops and number of people could be overwhelming and detract. First went in the evening and decided to go in for a look. You can easily sit and enjoy the square without paying to go in. However by going in later it meant that none of the shopkeepers were there or stalls out so could just enjoy the buildings for what they were/are with very few people. There’s then a sound and light show which I hadn’t realised beforehand.
Returned during the day and paid for a guide which was helpful in getting a better understanding. The drawback of going during ‘daylight’ is the shops are open and the pestering can be quite high. It was harder to enjoy the buildings and in some respects I preferred Khiva.
Written 4 March 2024
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