«I am Registan,
I am the heart of Samarkand
I am the stone chronicle of centuries»
Registan Square in Samarkand is one of the outstanding examples of urban development art in Central Asia.
The name of the square - “Registan” means "sandy place". A true version explaining the name of this square in Samarkand, the center of a fertile oasis, says that in the Middle Ages in all cities of Mavarannahr, the central squares were called Registan - administrative, trade and artisan centers of eastern cities.
During the reign of Timur (1370-1405) Registan was the main trading area. And then only during the reign of Ulugbek it acquired an official character.