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Gur Emir Mausoleum

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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The grave of Timur, built in 1404.

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Really nice one!

Another must see when in Samarkand. Ticket 17k, the tomb is interesting and the dome is really beautiful.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Another must see when in Samarkand. Ticket 17k, the tomb is interesting and the dome is really beautiful.

Thank JD D
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can feel the power of the legacy of one of humanity's most feared conquerors here. This the resting grave place of Moguls emperor of the 14th century who ruled entire central Asia all the way west to turkey, iraq and syria.

Thank Salim A
Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Samarkand is all about Timurid architecture, so you need to see the place where he is buried. And it's totally worth seeing! Unfortunately Tamerlane himself died before the mausoleum was finished. His grandson - Ulugbek - completed it. The proportions of the mausoleum are in perfect harmony and it is an excellent example of architectural craftsmanship from medieval times. The... More 

Thank Kalpak_Travel
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

They did not let Amir Timur down. This mausoleum is just magnificent. The façade alone is wonderful with its patterns and mosaics. The ribbed dome is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. The minaret towers are also very pleasing to the eye with their wonderful patterns and decorations. But the decorations inside are an Islamic architectural wonder,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the place where Timur Lenk and his sucessors are burried. The tombstone of Timur is the darkest one (not the biggest) and it is made of deep green jade. Go with guide. One tip-take a photo of the dome through the massive portal in front of it.

Thank Emil-Nistor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spectacularly large and beautiful mausoleum complex which holds the coffin of Amir Temur, the Mongolian conqueror. Beautifully laid out and clean grounds. Magnificent architecturally. Upon entry to the mausoleum itself are some interesting maps & portraits referring to the historically important Temur the Great A must see in Samarkand.

Thank MartinBaxter58
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The dome is superb and decorated with azure tiles. This mausoleum was originally built for Timur's grand-son, but Timur died soon after and it is therefore also his resting place.

Thank Lilly062
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Gur Emir Mausoleum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is the mausoleum of Asian conqueror Timur. It occupies an important place in the history of Persian-Mongolian Architecture.

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Fano, Marche, Italy
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Don't ask me why, just try: go there at night when everybody is sitting around the musical fountain at the beginning of the walking lane that leads to it. Maybe you can stop and take a look at the imposing figure of Tamerlane that is on your left and the look right and just let it grow bigger by going... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the final resting place for the great warrior Tamerlane. The interior of the mausoleum has been restored and is brilliant in gold leaf and fresh tile. The heavily gilded central dome opens over the set of tomb markers resembling sarcophagi. All are marble--with the exception of Tamerlane's--which is a slab of solid jade reportedly from Mongolia.

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