Registan is the main town square of the city of Samarkand, one of the most important cities on the Silk Road, located 250 kilometers southwest of Tashkent. In its history, it served to make the people listen to the proclamations of the rulers, as a place of historical events and as a market. Registan is unique in that it has as many as three madrasas next to each other: Ulugh Beg Madrasah dating from the 15th century, Sher-Dor Madrasah from the first half of the 17th century, and Tilya-Kori Madrasah built in the middle of the 17th century. In addition to the madrasah, there is the Chorsu trading dome and the Mausoleum of Shaybanids dating back to the 16th century. All these buildings are unique in the beauty of the architecture and the fineness of the details.