2012
05.15

DAY 13 – REGISTAN

SYNOPSIS:  THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF YESTERDAY’S EXCURSION THROUGH SAMARKAND WITH FOCUS ON THE REGISTAN (CENTRAL SQUARE) AND THE HANDICRAFTS OF UZBEKISTAN.

According to the guide book there is no rival for the Registan in Samarkand anywhere in the world.  And really, one would be hard-pressed to dispute that.  I am just playing devil’s advocate for a moment and will suggest that the central square in Esfahan, the Naghsh-e-Shahan does come very, very close to it, if not… do I dare say it, indeed surpass the Registan.  But perhaps, that is a matter of taste.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY