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2. Shah-I-Zinda

Like the Ragistan, the Shah-I-Zinda is in Samarkand. This necropolis is a must-see for history buffs. For those who don't know what a necropolis is, it's an ancient Greek term that means 'City of the Dead'. Basically, Shah-i-Zinda is a giant cemetery, made up of temples and mausoleums that date back to the 9th century. The site has continued to grow throughout history. The newest additions were made in the 19th century, which means architecture and design enthusiast can see how styles have changed over the century.

Exterior view to Shah-i-Zinda necropolis in Samarkand in Usbekistan HomoCosmicos / Getty Images
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