How Samarkand got its name

A long time ago, in a region of Central Asia, there was a great and wicked king who lived in a beautiful castle. One day his wife gave birth to a beautiful daughter and they named her Kant, which means sugar in the Uzbek language.

About the same time, there was a baby boy born to a very poor family. They named him Samar, because he was handsome and strong. As he grew up, he became very famous for his bravery, and he competed in all the athletic events.

One day the princess met the young man in the garden of the castle. They were so attracted to each other that they agreed to meet every day in the garden. As they got to know each other, their love grew stronger and stronger. One day Kant's father learned of their secret meetings and became very angry. He did not like Samar because he was very poor, and considered him beneath his daughter.

When Kant told her father that she wanted to wed Samar, the king decided to kill him. When the broken hearted Kant learned of his death, she threw herself from the top of the castle. All of the people of the city were grief-stricken, and they renamed their city Samarkand after the two lovers.

 
More useful links:
  • Samarkand hotels. Choose your hotel  Samarkand >>>
  • Uzbekistan hotels. Choose the best hotels for your travel in Uzbekistan >>>
  • Choose your Uzbekistan tour >>>
  • Most popular Samarkand restaurants >>>
  • Rent a car with driver in Samarkand >>>
  • History, monuments and pictures of Samarkand  Uzbekistan >>>
  • Wine tasting in Samarkand >>>
  • Visit Textile Workshop in Samarkand >>>
  • Historical & Architectural monuments of Samarkand >>>
  • Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand
    Pictures of Samarkand






    About Company  |  Contact Us  |  Careers  |  Newsroom
    OrexCA.com © 2003-2017. All rights reserved
    Created by OrexCA.com creative group
    License № 037-04, Certification № 006550
    ISO 9001:2008 certified
    Terms of use

    Our contacts: e-mail: info@OrexCA.com
    Moscow: +7 (495) 108-04-32
    Tashkent: (+998 71) 200-96-00
    Fax: (+998 71) 230-96-55
    Address: 142/1, Mukimiy str., Tashkent
    Road map