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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  • Many write that it is not solid gold but other parts of the statues don't know but the Crown from 10 kg of pure gold was!
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  • While Ismoil Somoni 's capital was Bukhara the map behind the statute try to suggest that Dushnabe was the heart of the Samanid empire. Having said that it is worth having a look if you are in Dushanb...  more »
  • Very impressive statue located in a square with a large number of fountains right in front of the Parliament. There always are large number of young student carrying national flags at the time of visi...  more »
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