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Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

Categories: Cemeteries, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • A place where lies the Tamerlane. His gravestone from dark stone. The beautiful mausoleum, richly decorated, top, tombstones fake, the dust lies down in the crypt, there all not allowed.
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  • not impressive but very nice and interesting, with the tombs of the generation of Timur, who was buried there rather than to his hometown.
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  • Interior of the mausoleum of Tamerlane, one of the most beautiful on Earth. Pictures don't convey what it bright. You feel in the heart of the Pearl. And in the photo too much gold. I "pulled" girlfriend in Samarkand, she confirmed that she was not close to Eastern culture. And now misses Uzbekistan and eager to absorb Bukhara. When we came in the Gur-Emir mausoleum, she sat down and said: "what I don't want to go away from here!"
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  • 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.
  • The Uzbek leader Tamerlane (Timur) is buried in the Guri Amir Mausoleum (1404) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • Is that true that Timur himself built Gur e Amir
  • The mausoleum of Amir Temur, according to legend, after the excavation of this site and the exhumation of Tamerlane's Tomb began the second world war, and after it was buried again German forces retreated on a plate in front of the Tomb there is the inscription on the old Arabic-"Any who disturbs my sleep will suffer my wrath" for tourists a mandatory place to visit, the atmosphere of the place inspires some strange feeling, as if someone is watching you ...
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