Statue of Ismoil Somoni, Dushanbe

3.7
#6 of 72 in Things to do in Tajikistan
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.
Create an itinerary including Statue of Ismoil Somoni
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
71 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    We walked from our hotel to the statue down a tree lined boulevard. Once we hit the area where the statue and gardens were we were in the sun and it was hot! Great view of Stele with emblem of Tajikis...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful landscaped park with great monument. Since there are hardly any tourists there and the locals not the monument are interested, thought the policeman, close onto me first and then for no reason a financial penalty to grant. Ran further then simply in protest of the police. Shame that there are such officers.
    View original
  • July 2, 2017
    It was far too hot to be walking around outside and I was tired after a month of travelling so just saw this 25 meter high statue through the car window. Looked impressive with all the gold trimmings.  more »

Plan your trip to Dushanbe

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Dushanbe by other users

16 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Tajikistan BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tajikistan BY A USER FROM ITALY April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Tajikistan BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in East Asia, Central Asia & Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tajikistan BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 54 days in Tajikistan BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM MALTA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans