Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

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. Before you visit Samarkand, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Also s anchts worth a visit, because it is very beautiful in the spotlight. Close to our bed and breackfast
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  • Gramer's mausoleum is the mausoleum of Timur and his son and grandson, and he is buried. Onyx is in the middle of the mausoleum of Tamerlane's thing. It shows where the coffin, on actual corpse is buried in the basement. Set foot inside the mausoleum there is a golden world. It was a gorgeous, dazzling beauty. Regain the beauty of this mausoleum was completed in 1996, restoration, interior decor is used is 3 kg Gold Gold interior decoration by a trick of the light color changes subtly. There are more 1 you want I can also enjoy the fun attractions. The white marble coffin of the coffin of Timur clan place (below the muqarnas in the West). A long stick and stood on the side of the coffin, horse-hair had been anchored to the stick. What is this? And wondering and guides sent from explained. "It's a mark of the Saint. "With. This coffin was the sarcophagus of Saint said said Omar was buried in the 15th century. Since this was my first saw the Saints mark strongly remained in the impression.
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  • Beautiful architecture, especially liked the Interior finish of the mausoleum. We must remember that for many people is a sacred place. They pray in the mausoleum and therefore we must respect their faith. Not worth taking pictures of these moments, and generally behave too at ease and brutality. This annoys the Muslims. Worth a visit and just sit on a bench in the mausoleum, to feel the greatness of the Affairs of Timur and the breath of centuries, which lurks in this place.
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  • We arrive at just over 17:00 pm when the ladies in the box office are going home and handing the business over to the male employee. The latter caught every opportunity to put the fee into his own pocket and tried very hard to convince us that the tickets are 'old' and useless and refused to hand them to us, even if he just promised to do so to his colleages. Outright corruption.
  • For me, the highlight of Uzbekistan. Wonderful buildings and tiles and much more intimate than the Registan. Local families visiting and praying together make it more special
  • Home to Timur, Turco-Mongol ruler who came to India, and whose Descendants, the Mughals later ruled over India
  • Beautiful tiles and maintained buildings and restorations. Some information boards too so that was good. Worth a visit.
  • Another of those beautiful places in Uzbekistan.
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