Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Overview About Bibi-Khanym Mosque :

The Bibi-Khanym Mosque was built by Timur's wife Bibi-Khanym to celebrate the return of the ruler after a conquest from India. There are many stories related to the construction that you will encounter on your Uzbekistan Tours. The queen designed the mosque to make it the most flamboyant of all Samarkand Attractions. The legend says the chief architect in charge of the construction fell in love with the queen and delayed the work of completion as long as possible.

This made the queen furious with rage as Timur was about to return soon from India and the building creation was incomplete. The architect put the condition to complete the structure only if the queen allowed him to kiss her. These legends and other stories are popular in Samarkand and on your Samarkand Tours, you will hear many of them from the local people.

Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque History :

The construction of Bibi-Khanym Mosque which began in 1399 by Timur which was almost completed in 1404 when Timur returned from his India Campaign. However due to the various structural defects that showed up in the building various support systems were attached to the building. Abdullah Khan II who was the last Shaybanid Dynasty Khan of Bukhara canceled all restorations in the 16th Century. This was the beginning of the slow deterioration of the mosque.

The restoration of the mosque finally began in the 20th century by the Uzbek government. The three dome buildings and the main portal were renovated which are a major part of Uzbekistan Tours Attractions.

The Gorgeous Design of Bibi-Khanym Mosque :

To construct the Bibi-Khanym Mosque architects from Iran and India were brought for the project and it is said that 95 elephants were used to transport the raw materials. It is believed that the mosque was constructed to represent his conquest of the world. On your Samarkand Tours, you will visit this building with a double or triple dome structure to provide it with stability. The vaults of the Masjid-i Bibi Khanum are providing support to the domes from below and traditional Islamic "stalactite" were tinted on them. This mosque is the best part of all Samarkand Attractions.

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The work of art as it is, this mosque is the best among various Places To Visit In Samarkand. Among the many Samarkand Sights its difficult to complete visiting all of them if you are planning a day tour. For this purpose, EuroAsia Travels has designed specialized tour packages that are customized to our clients' needs. The various Tourist Attractions In Samarkand and viewing them closely is possible with our tailor-made services. Our Uzbekistan Travel Advice is to plan these trips early on to avail offers or discounts on tour prices.

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