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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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  • Though the mousoleum is majestic structure but the best part is the view of the golden ceiling of the interior of the mousoleum.  more »
  • Astounding tile work on the exterior and the gold decoration inside to match. The dome is amazing and beautiful. Inside by the tomb is a strange mixture of prayer and reverence with noisy celebration ...  more »
  • Great place to pay tribute to Amir Temur and his descendents and also it encompasses many stories the most interesting to me was the removal of Amir's remains for study during Stalins time, by his ant...  more »
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  • The first time I visited stayed near 1 hour admiring the details inside. It is an astonish masterpiece of the medieval East where the leader Amir Timur is buried. This is a must if visit Samarkand.
  • The history is great, so is the sight itself, very beautiful
  • 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.
  • Of course you to visit the Registan in Samarkand... But this is worth a detour in itself!
  • Lovely spot where Tamerlane is buried