Bibi Khanum Mosque
Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Samarkand © Dmitriy A. Pitirimov
The outstanding monument of ancient architecture in Uzbekistan is Bibi Khanum Mosque which towers above the city as a giant silhouette. The distinctive blue dome is designed to emulate the sky while the building features sparkling walls, tall minarets, and wide portals of white marble. Construction dates from 1399, under legendary ruler Temur.
Address: Bibikhonim Street, Samarkand