Samanid Mausoleum, Bukhara

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Admire the peculiar multilayered architecture of 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 Samanid Mausoleum and other Bukhara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The site includes a few places you need to visit , one of them is the Samanid mausoleum. Worth the visit  more »
  • It is the oldest Islamic architecture in Central Asia. Because it was covered with sand, it seems to have been able to be destroyed. I've only seen tiled buildings, so I thought the small brown brick mausoleum was sober, but it was unexpectedly wonderful. The way the bricks were assembled was beautiful, and inside the light was inserted from the watermarked wall and it was fantastic.
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  • The first visit to Bukhara was the Samani Mausoleum, which is located in a park with gardens and is the oldest monument in the city from a Muslim point of view and an example of refined architecture. It was built in the period of Ismail Samani to celebrate the forefather of their dynasty buried inside with some descendants. don't miss it.
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