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. Our Bukhara trip planner makes visiting Ismail Samanid Mausoleum and other Bukhara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This building stands out on its own and at first looks so simple and unadorned, but when you get close the brickwork, outside and inside is excuisite  more »
  • A heaven for the eye, mainly in the evening when the lights are on. Superb architecture with the work.  more »
  • Made in the style of weaving. It is not actually a wooden, but looks like from rods for baskets. very impressive. History of the mausoleum is also very interesting.
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  • Mausoleum from the 900AD. Very well preserved. Small but beautiful piece of art. Inside it is quite shady and cool when outside it is too hot
  • Really great. 1000 years old shrine without restoration and still look fresh. Great example of really old style (it was zorastrian Temple of Sun)
  • 據說有一千年的歷史,布哈拉最老的建築之一,四周通風透氣的設計很有特點。在一個蘇聯式的大公園裏面。
  • A well look after monument. Spotless exterior with a simple undecorated interior dome. If you're after highly ornate decor, you might be disappointed. Still worth going if you're in Bukhara.
  • Located in a park, worth a visit if you're free. Good place to relax and take some bites
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