Hazrat Khizr Mosque
Hazrat Khizr Mosque
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This mosque is located to the south of the Afrasiab settlement, opposite the famous Siab Bazaar and the Bibi Khanum Mosque. It is said that it was one of the oldest Muslim religious buildings, originally build in the 8th century. But, as he liked to do, Genghis Khan destroyed it in the 13th century. It was rebuilt several times and what you see now is a new structure built about 25 years ago. Nothing spectacular, but a good view.
Written 15 November 2022
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Suat A
Ankara, Türkiye1,287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
It is a magnificent building. You don't have to go inside. You can just walk and see until the ladies stop you for money.
Written 18 November 2020
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The Hazrat Khizr Mosque is located at the intersection of Shah-i-Zinda Street and Tashkent Road. We didn't enter, but took photos of the historical site while passing. It is located to the left of the Presidents tomb, and is a colourful mosque which is common in Dungan mosque designs. We thought that the improvements made to the President's tomb nearby had taken away from the natural beauty of the mosque, as it seemed more for show than a religious building. It contains the tomb of Hazrat Khizr, who is the Patron Saint of travelers. Locals believe that the tomb grows every year, similar to the nearby Daniel's tomb.

It is thought to be the first mosque in Samarkand, built by Kuteyba ibn Muslim in 712. The mosque was destroyed in the mongol invasion of 1220, and rebuilt in 1854. The iwan was restored in 1899, and the minaret added in 1919. We had heard conflicting reports of whether there was a charge for entry, and decided not to on seeing the restored building. We also visited the Presidents tomb to the right of the mosque. If you continue north on Tashkent Road, the Jewish cemetery, Afrosiab museum & settlement and Daniels tomb may be visited.
Written 25 October 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,987 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a small functioning mosque and tourists were encouraged to visit and pay a fairly significant fee but there was little there other than a nice view of the city. Color treatment was different but don not bother unless you wish to visit the mosque.
Written 1 October 2019
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Kaeleigh R
Fort Collins, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I took a trip to Uzbekistan for 1 week to visit my boyfriend after spending 3 weeks in Russia, I'm from Colorado, USA. My boyfriend was from Tashkent and went to Westminster University and had friends living through out Uzbekistan, so we had a personal translator everywhere we went. We walked from Daniels Tomb to Hazrat Khizir and then went on to Bibi Khanem. We paid the entry fee to Hazrat Khizr and entered. Inside was a docent who told us some of the history of the place and then sung prayers for us, asking blessings for our lives and our trip. With a "friend translator" we were able to get all the ambiance and information we wanted, but if you don't have a personal translator, the tour is supposed to be an excellent deal, and seemed long enough to pack in all the history of the place. This mosque was very old, and had been rebuilt multiple times over the past 2,000 years, and was also a shamanic holy site before it became a mosque in the early years of Islam in old Persia. The woodwork is beautiful, and while not as gaudy as newer mosques it has quite a wonderful spiritual presence. We spent all day outside, so I'm pretty sure I wore shorts, or at least a tank top. The mosque is now a museum mostly, and being in Uzbekistan, showing a bit of skin is fine, you do not need to wear a long dress with full sleeves. Would recommend a scarf for blessings, but does not need to fully cover your hair. As a "Spiritual not religious" American, I take a scarf everywhere in my purse just to be respectful in Asia and have never been asked to cover anything more than my tattoos. This was my favorite place in Samarkand, along with Daniel and Timur's tombs! The people at the ticket booth were quite fair with pricing and didn't try to charge me the "American rate" or charge my boyfiend the "Russian rate" which was awesome, since Samarkand is such a touristy place. I just got charged the foreign rate which was quite fair, unlike the rest of the prices throughout the city. No haggling here!
Written 6 March 2018
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Maya M
Ota, Japan31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
While crumbling at the edges still a functioning mosque and lovely in that.But not spectacular or fantastic.
Written 23 September 2015
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,852 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
It is certainly not a must, but free, and next door to the top sight of the city. Be careful about taking pictures. Not everywhere alowed
Written 20 June 2024
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
There are mosques and there are mosques... and this one is amazing.
The ceiling is absolutely beautiful so don't miss this one when you are in Samarkand.
Written 14 September 2023
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Lance Kerwin
Tromso, Norway604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Hazrat Khizr Mosqueis located on the outskirts of the ancient city of Afrasiab. The current building was rebuilt on the old foundation in the middle of the 19th century. This is the typical architecture between the the 18th-19th centuries. The mosque consists of aivan and khanaka. The mosque's aivan is richly decorated with ornaments. There is an entrance from aivan to Khanaka, a monastery for dervishes.
Written 20 December 2019
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Vukojebinje
London, UK453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Inside, the mosque isn’t especially impressive - but it’s inexpensive, and the views from the balcony alone are excellent. The exterior of the building is beautiful and charming, or barely designed and decorated, and - being on a slight hill - it commands an excellent view over Samarkand (and the Bibi Khanym mosque in particular) which makes this an excellent spot to stand and take in the views, especially at sunset. Well worth a visit.
Written 7 December 2019
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