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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  • One of those places that are required to attend. The Tomb lies not only Timur, but his children. You must attend a guided tour, you will hear a lot of interesting things.
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  • The temple is about 1 km southwest from the Registan square. Is the building of Timur and his family mausoleum, blue tile decoration stand out strikingly. Explore the lush green next to the Amir Timur Park is GOOD.
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  • Monument full of charm and history. a must visit if you are in Samarkand. Very well maintained unlike other monuments, which suffer the injury time.
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  • 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
  • Beautiful tiles and maintained buildings and restorations. Some information boards too so that was good. Worth a visit.
  • Am ancient and historical place to visit However entry fee for foreign nationals is very high.... Love its architecture design and colors
  • Gur-e Amir is Persian for "Tomb of the King". This architectural complex with its azure dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons Shah Rukh and Miran Shah and grandsons Ulugh Beg and Muhammad Sultan. Also honoured with a place in the tomb is Timur's teacher Sayyid Baraka.
  • Timurlane's Mausoleum... Ancient building kept alive... In memory of Timurlane... His success and accesses...

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Where to stay in Samarkand

A major tourist destination, Samarkand offers a wide choice of accommodations, ranging from low-budget guesthouses and small family-run hotels, to business and luxury hotels. Most of the hotels concentrate in the downtown area near the main attractions, with mid-range accommodations in particular located near Bibi Khonyum Mosque. Most small private hotels are reasonably priced, offering traditional Uzbek hospitality, and even budget accommodations will likely feature ethnic design elements. A number of hostels offering basic facilities can be found throughout the city.
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