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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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  • For lovers of history, be sure to visit. The building was built in 9-10 centuries. During the day the Sun location you can see lilt, that is the color of the buildings varies, it is related to laying brick. I advise to visit.
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  • The guide told us that the mausoleum 10 century-almost the only, and he has remained after the invasion of Genghis Khan only due to the fact that around was a huge ancient cemetery and cemetery hills concealed it from the eyes of the invaders. In this kind of shown already in 20 century. Very beautiful brickwork
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  • While we are impressed with the work of art for this 9th century brick site of Mausoleum, with a beautiful art work in Islam world, we found its location is terrible, right in the middle of noisy park...  more »
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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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