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Large statue of Ismail Somoni adjacent to Rudaki Park

Ismail Somoni's monument is located in Ozodi square (on the southeast side of Rudaki Park), where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol A S
Marietta, Georgia
Nice Statue and Square

This is a very nice area to walk through. You could spend an afternoon visiting the square and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally P
Barcelona, Spain
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Maydani Azadi (Freedom Square), Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ismail Somoni's monument is located in Ozodi square (on the southeast side of Rudaki Park), where Rudaki Avenue intersects Jalol Ikromi Street. A bronze statue of Somoni rises from a red granite plinth, framed by a golden arch which is surmounted by a crown. He...More

Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice area to walk through. You could spend an afternoon visiting the square and surrounding parks.

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided for a late night visit. It was great scene. Huge structure. Little or no explanation in English Its important to read and visit these site. Plenty people around even at late night

Thank Nouzab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somoni is an historical icon here. This large statue is impressively placed in Rudaki Park. Other reviewers have noted pesky vendors of custom photographers or harassing police. We encountered neither.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I've seen this statue in videos, and in pictures, but never in person. Being a history buff, this monument commemorates a man who was very significant in the history of Tajikistan. Some people may wonder why this statue matters, but to the wonderful people of...More

Thank Hudsonmccraw
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It is a very typical statue of a central-asia style national hero, glorified and idealised, with a statue that's centrally located and definitely impressive, but I personally do not really see why it is a "must-visit"

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 21 June 2018

It is a beautiful statue of Ismoil Somini in the entrance of the Rudaki park. Great place for pictures.

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Come when the sun it setting and you will be able to use the last sunlights to snap a great picture. Impressive statue in itself.

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 29 April 2018

While Ismoil Somoni 's capital was Bukhara the map behind the statute try to suggest that Dushnabe was the heart of the Samanid empire. Having said that it is worth having a look if you are in Dushanbe.

Thank Noor8888
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Very impressive statue located in a square with a large number of fountains right in front of the Parliament. There always are large number of young student carrying national flags at the time of visit. Also there are visits of family with young children, elderly.

Thank Vuong N
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