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 truth is a beautiful monument, located near Flagstaff, and other attractions, there is also a department store where you can go and kill some time and if hungry then eat in the "Dushanbe City Cafe is excellent, tasty and beautiful.
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  • I was at this place for two days in a row, during the day and at the sunset time. The whole area shows great architecture and the magnificence of the statue can be very well realized when you see it w...  more »
  • We toured the whole area and our guide explained to us the various statues and buildings around the park. The Somoni statue is impressive and grand , facing the Parliament building. Worth seeing.  more »

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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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