Sher-Dor Madrasah

Sher-Dor Madrasah

In the 17th century the ruler of Samarkand, Yalangtush Bakhodur, ordered the construction of the Sher-Dor madrasahs. The tiger mosaics on the face of each madrassa are interesting, in that they flout the ban in Islam of the depiction of living beings on religious buildings.

 The Top Sights in Samarkand

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  • Gur-Emir Mausoleum
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  • Madrasah Tilla-Kori
  • Mausoleum Ishratkhana
  • Mausoleum of Imam al-Moturidi
  • Mausoleum of Khoja Abdi Darunee
  • Mausoleum of St.Daniel
  • Observatory of Ulugbek
  • Registan Square
  • Rukhabad Mausoleum
  • Settlement of Afrasiab
  • Shakhi Zinda Burial Vault
  • Sher-Dor Madrasah
  • Siab Bazaar
  • The Mosque Hazrat Hyzr


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