Samarkand

Mosque of Bibi Khоnum


Bibi-Khanym Mosque is a famous historical Friday mosque in Samarkand whose name comes from the wife of 14th-century ruler, Amir Timur. After his Indian campaign in 1399 Timur decided to undertake the construction of a gigantic mosque in his new capital, Samarkand. The mosque was built using precious stones captured during his conquest of India.