Shakhi Zinda Necropolis

Shakhi Zinda Necropolis

Overview of Shakhi Zinda Necropolis

Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, located close to the Bibi Khanum mosque is one of the most mysterious and unique architectural monuments of Samarkand which you must visit on your Samarkand Tours. With gorgeous rows of refined sparkling blue colors tombs, harmoniously combined in a lively and moving composition, the mausoleum is one of the best Samarkand Attractions which is visited by thousands of travelers across the world on Uzbekistan Tours.

Shakhi Zinda Necropolis Highlights

  • Shakhi Zinda Necropolis is an exclusive assembly of ancient tombs which is located near Afrasiab settlement and dates back to 1370-1449. This is also called "Street cemetery".

  • The blue domes of the building of mosques and mausoleums of XI-XV centuries look like an elegant necklace from the top and oddly stretched on both sides.

  • Shakhi Zinda Necropolis is the burial place of royal persons and nobles.

  • This is the most gorgeous among other Samarkand Attractions and was called "Shakhi Zinda" meaning "The Living King" in Persian.

  • On your Samarkand Tours, you will come across many legends in the city related to the necropolis. One of these states that Kusam ibn Abbas came to preach in Samarkand in 640, spent there 13 years and was beheaded by the Zoroastrians during his prayer.

  • On Uzbekistan Tours, this grave of Kusam ibn Abbas attracts many adherents of religious or spiritual tourism to Samarkand. This is because even in the Middle Ages, a pilgrimage to the grave of "The Living King" was equated to Mecca hajj as its water source possess healing power, as per a legend.

Shakhi Zinda Necropolis
Shakhi Zinda Necropolis
Shakhi Zinda Necropolis

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