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Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

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Dedicated to the Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane and his sons and grandsons, Gur Emir Mausoleum lies within the ancient city. Built in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, the mausoleum features a mix of Persian and Mongolian styles, serving as a precursor for numerous Mughal tombs throughout central Asia--many of which were built by Tamerlane's descendants. Examine the elegant azure dome and elaborate entrance gate, decorated with various mosaics and carved bricks. Inside, observe the solemn monumentality adorned with geometrical ornaments on terracotta bricks and diverse muqarnas. Plan to visit Gur Emir Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Samarkand attractions using our Samarkand trip itinerary planner.
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  • Samarkand is all about Timurid architecture, so you need to see the place where he is buried. And it's totally worth seeing! Unfortunately Tamerlane himself died before the mausoleum was finished. His...  more »
  • Maybe Uzbekistan is a little-known country and it is not a common destination, but if you have the opportunity, as I had it years ago, you have to visit the city of Samarkand. It is history that is being studied in the College. Alive is legacy and is history.
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  • In translation from Uzbek it means ruler crypt. Temurlan are buried here, his family (except wives) and teacher. Entrance fee ND 1000 soms per person, this is a protected object. How to come to this ancient place you will be amazed by the architecture of that time. You'll see firsthand the life of that time, as in those days were built these magnificent structures, which today are amazing. For all lovers of history and culture, I advise to visit this place.
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  • Beautiful glazed tiles art on main entry and on minerates. The dome of main hall is decorated with Golden art work and is in excellent condition even after a long time. Must visit place in Samarkand.
  • The stones inside represent the graves. Big one is of his main advisor.
  • The place where Temirlane buried. Very nice architecture and design of the interior.
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  • The Uzbek leader Tamerlane (Timur) is buried in the Guri Amir Mausoleum (1404) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.