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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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  • This ancient (rebuilt) mausoleum is an excellent example of Zoroastrian design. It survived the centuries, including the Soviet era, although it is now surrounded by a theme park. Definitely worth the...  more »
  • A fascinating ancient brick mausoleum from the 10th century. Very different from others in that it is almost all of brick in beautiful geometric patterns and still in wonderful condition, due to it be...  more »
  • Tajikistan somoni of warriors. The mausoleum was built 1000 years ago--a small but sturdy and elegant. Tombs of the somoni is B1 in. .. We saw the grave. Every time you pay an entry fee too much money would not get confused. But it is only a few hundred circle unto you let me awake. The bags are required we won 1000-bills the money 60 cotton. ㅎ ㅎ
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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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