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Statue of Ismoil Somoni, Dushanbe

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Admire a landmark of the capital city at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, an impressive bronze statue of the national 10th century hero. The statues stands on a huge red marble stairway pedestal flanked by two cross-legged lions. Standing in front of a monumental arch topped by a large gilt crown, Isma’il ibn Ahmed--founder of the Samanid dynasty who renounced Zoroastrianism, embraced Islam, and even gave name to national currency--holds a gold-leafed coat of arms of the country. Erected in 1999, this 25 m (82 ft) tall monument honors the 1,100 anniversary of the Samanid Empire. Climb the pedestal to get a nice view behind the monument. Plan to visit Statue of Ismoil Somoni during your Dushanbe vacation using our convenient Dushanbe travel itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Dushanbe

By national capital standards, Dushanbe offers slim pickings in terms of accommodations. A small cluster around Khusravi Dekhlavi Street in the heart of the city includes a handful of Western chain hotels, while a smattering of smaller, more budget-friendly options can be found in the streets surrounding Rudaki Park. The youth hostel culture has yet to take off in Dushanbe, with only limited options catering to the backpacker crowd.
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  • Pretty as usual and I like how close this is to the park, flagpole , library etc Nice decorations and a good photo snap. The leader to revive Persian culture in the area back thousands of years ago, i...  more »
  • The Tajiks do things in great scales. This's another great example in city centre. We had a local university's history and art teacher to guide us for a very small fee recommended by our part time hot...  more »
  • No trip to Dushanbe is complete without a selfie in front of the Statue; especially magnificent when illuminated in yhe evening; check it out.  more »