Ulugh Beg Observatory

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  • Address: Tashkent Rd, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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  • Phone: +998-662350345
  • Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids

Ulugh Beg Observatoryis an astronomical observatory located in Uzbekistan. This famous observatory was established in 1420 by the famous astronaut Ulugh Beg. According to the scholars, this observatory is one of the finest and beautiful creations of the Islamic World. This place was destroyed in the year 1449 and reconstructed again in 1909, since then it has been serving as one of the major attractions of the city. A museum is attached to the observatory which serves as the centre of attraction as it contains several historical items. Once you are in the city you must take out some time to visit this beautiful ancient observatory.

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  • One of beautiful places that I want to visit

  • A beautiful place to visit. There is a small museum inside. If you step aside for a couple of hundred meters, there is a market where they sell the best Samarkand Non (bread).

  • Total waste of money. Museum can be done in 10 minutes and the surroundings less than 5. Not sure what the hoo ha is about this place but the observatory in India is way much better.

  • The visit is very short there is not much to see inside the museum and the place is crowded with local people who care more about selfies than about the exposition. I would consider this place worth seeing only if you have several days within the city.

  • Non-Uzbek people pay 16x the normal price. Even just looking at the building from the outside is not allowed unless you pay. Quite typical for Uzbek tourism. Safe yourself the hassle to walk here.

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