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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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  • The statue of Ismoil Somoni is a ‘must see’ of Dushanbe. He was the founder of the Samanid dynasty and died in 907. On top of the monument is a large golden crown. Behind the statue are lots of founta...  more »
  • The statue of Ismoil Somoni commemorates a very important figure in the Tajik and greater Persian identity, so from a historical perspective, it is worth making the slog out here. The statue is in kee...  more »
  • This will be one of the sights you will go to see if in Dushanbe, it's almost unavoidable. There is a official guard at the site that can spot a tourist at a 1000m and will come up and invite you up t...  more »