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. Use our Dushanbe trip builder to visit Statue of Ismoil Somoni on your trip to Dushanbe, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The most beautiful square in the city of Dushanbe. On this area the most grandiose monument to the founder of Tajik statehood here during the years of independence of the Republic of Tajikistan formed a whole ensemble of buildings and structures. The monument located State Library that includes the sobstveno library, meeting rooms equipped with modern facilities, an art gallery with works of modern Tajik artists, Museum with manuscripts of the classics of Tajik-Persian literature and much more.
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  • It is a statue of the founder of Tajikistani statehood, Shah Ismail Samani (Isma'il ibn Ahmad) of Samanid dynasty (849-907AD). The statue was commissioned in 1999 following celebrations in the honour ...  more »
  • Indeed in the monument is gold, but not the net, of course. Near a beautiful park, low but very significant buildings, beautiful Rudaki Street.
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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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