History and Legends - Turkestan Travel

Legend of Bibi-Hanum and the Snake

Legend has it that one day a dervish came to Bibi-Hanum and during a conversation predicted, among other things, her death by a spider bite. Bibi-Hanum, who was not embarrassed …

Ak-Saray Palast in Shahrisabz

Legend of Amir Temur

The Emir of Shakhrisabz Bekbuwa invited an astrologer to his house one evening and asked him: “Tell me, learned soothsayer, who shall wrest power from me over this land!”. And …

Kunya Urgench - Turkmenistan

State of Khorezm-Shahs

The state of Khorezm-Shahs (Horezm, Turkish; Xorazm, Uzbek; Khwārazm, Persian: خوارزم) is the name of the Central Asian state of Khorezm as it is commonly understood in Oriental studies. It …

Buildings of Merv

Merv is known in history as “Merv ash-Shahidjan” and has ancient buildings. It is said that the citadel (kukhendiz) was built by Tahamurt and the ancient city (medina) by Zu’l-Karnein. …

Margusch - Gonur Depe

Margush – Gonur Depe

The ancient “land of Margush”, mentioned in the ancient Persian cuneiform inscriptions and where Gonur Depe is located, was known in its “early days” as “Mowru” – this name is …

Erk Kala Fortress

Erk Kala Fortress is located on a natural hill 261.9 m above sea level in the historical and cultural park of ancient Merv, 6.3 km northeast of Bayramali town, 4.1 …

Merv - Turkmenistan

History of Merv

The history of the emergence of the first city on the site of ancient Merv dates back to the VII century BC. The city was surrounded by a strong fortress …

Legend of Shahi Zinda

Samarkand – there is no other city in the Orient that equals it in beauty. The best paper in the world is made in Samarkand. A non-handmade paper called “juwaz” …

Shakhrisabz - Uzbekistan

Historical Merits of Amir Temur

Historians point to the two great Merits that the military genius Amir Temur has unwillingly rendered to the peoples of Europe: – Firstly, he indirectly helped Russia to get rid …