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From time to time we can watch a show called “Music and Light”. The show lasts about 30 minutes where Registan is illuminated in different colors flowing from one side to the other to the tones of local music.

The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire, now in Uzbekistan. The name Registan means "sandy place" or "desert" in Persian. The Registan was a public square, where people gathered to hear royal proclamations, heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasahs of distinctive Islamic architecture. The square was regarded as the hub of the Timurid Renaissance.

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