Day 47: Samarkand

With rain in the morning we spent our day in and near Samarkand, first at the Bibikhanum Mosque right next to the hotel, then at Shah-I-Zinda, a row of beautifully decorated mausoleums. Before heading to the Ulugh Bek observatory in the afternoon we stopped by a traditional paper factory where we could watch how it is made from the bark of mulberry trees.