Bibi-Khanym Mosque

One of the vivid samples of Central Asian architecture is the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, build by the order of Tamerlane in 1404 in Samarkand. The name of the building is literally translated as “Elder sister”. The mosque was constructed in course of five years by the thousands of best masters from various countries. It was being built during the aggressive campaign of Tamerlane to India and that is why the construction process was controlled by his elder wife Saray-Mulk-Khanym, in honor of which the mosque was named. Throughout centuries the building maintained its greatness. From the Afrosiyob hill one can see an unforgettable panoramic view of the surrounding and high domes of Bibi-Khanym Mosque.