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Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, Bukhara

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Admire the peculiar multilayered architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, a landmark shrine. Built in the 9th century, the mausoleum was envisaged as a family crypt for Isma'il ibn Ahmad Samani, who embraced Islam and established the Samanid dynasty, breaking off from the Abbasid Caliphate. A perfect baked-brick cube covered with a dome, the mausoleum is elaborately ornamented with various geometric shapes on the interior, featuring some characteristic Zoroastrian elements from Sogdian and Sasanian traditions. Located next to a manmade pond, the building houses the simple brick tomb of Isma'il Samani. A visit to Ismail Samanid Mausoleum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bukhara tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Located within a park remote from the center of the old town this mausoleum looks really interesting when you mix square shapes and curvy. The walls decorated rooms offer contrasts of light and shade depending on the angle at which they are affected by the Sun's rays. More than anything, should not be underestimated that this building has a Millennial age!
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  • It's a very ancient monument (9th century), and well built (its wall are wide more than one metre), preserved in one piece until our time. The most beautiful is the beautiful ormanemto made entirely of ceramic bowl that has many Islamic symbols.
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  • I went to the mausoleum of the Ismail samanai sightseeing Bukhara suburbs, after the Ark fortress, located in the Samonids Recreation Park. Very beautiful made for fine brick. I don't think this is the oldest Islamic buildings. In the large Park Ferris wheel.
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  • An incredible building highlighting the region's transition from Zoroastrianism to Islam by displaying elements of both religions in its architecture.
  • Beautiful
  • One of Uzbekistan's most ancient buildings, the Ismoil Samoniy Maqbarasi in Bukhara dates from the early 10th century.
  • Очень красиво!
  • By were buried well preserved. Beautiful brick decoration decorative tile but, even if it sees until when tired. I think it is worth seeing screnci of the inside is very beautiful, so.
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