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Sights of Shahrisabs

After the XIV century, the city becomes known as Shakhrisabz. It is from this period that the current name of the city is minted on coins of that period. Here in 1336 Amir Temur (Tamerlan) was born, who subsequently created one of the largest and most powerful empires of his time, which stretched from eastern Anatolia to eastern India. During the existence of the Timurid empire, Amir Temur turned his hometown into one of the largest and most developed cities of his empire, but chose Samarkand as the capital. In that era, Shahrisabz was one of the places of permanent residence of the Beks (princes) of the Turkic tribe Barlas.

Shakhrisabz is known as the birthplace of Tamerlane (Timur). Tamerlan was born in the village (village) of Khoja-Ilgar on the outskirts of Shakhrisabz. In the XIV - early XV centuries it was his residence. By order of Timur, the palace of Ak-Saray was built in Shakhrisabz. Timur dreamed of building a much larger palace in his homeland in Kesh (Shakhrisabz). Its construction began in 1380, that is, immediately after the consolidation of the autocracy’s power in Maverannahr. Construction work continued for 24 years, almost until the death of the conqueror. The palace included several courtyards, around which were living quarters and public rooms. The rooms were decorated with golden azure, the facades of buildings are covered with colored tiles, courtyards are paved with white plates. One of the wonders of the palace was a rooftop pool, from which flowed a picturesque cascade of jets. Water flowed into the pool through a lead gutter from the Takhtakaracha mountain pass. The arch of the entrance portal Ak-Saray, collapsed about 300 years ago, was the largest in Central Asia. To date, only two disconnected pylons have survived from this magnificent structure. The palace occupied a large area: only one main courtyard, was 120-125 m wide and 240-250 m long. The calculation of the proportions of the preserved building elements shows that the height of the main portal reached 70 meters.

Some representatives of the Timurid dynasty are buried in the city: the father of Timur Muhammad Taragai, the two eldest sons of Timur Jahangir and Umar Sheikh.

Chorsu Indoor Market
Mausoleum of Sheikh Shamseddin Kulal
Jahongir Mausoleum
Ak-Saray Palace
Dorus Saodat Memorial
Gumbazi Saidon Mausoleum
Memorial complex Dorut Tilovat
Kok Gumbaz Mosque
Monument to Amir Temur, Shakhrisabz
Mausoleum of Hazrat Imam
City bath
Crypt of Amir Temur, Shakhrisabz
Museum of the History of Material Culture named after Amir Temur