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Gur Emir Mausoleum

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Address: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.

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This is the place where Timur Lenk and his sucessors are burried. The tombstone of Timur is the darkest one (not the biggest) and it is made of deep green jade. Go with guide. One... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Emil-Nistor
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Bucharest, Romania

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place where Timur Lenk and his sucessors are burried. The tombstone of Timur is the darkest one (not the biggest) and it is made of deep green jade. Go with guide. One tip-take a photo of the dome through the massive portal in front of it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Spectacularly large and beautiful mausoleum complex which holds the coffin of Amir Temur, the Mongolian conqueror. Beautifully laid out and clean grounds. Magnificent architecturally. Upon entry to the mausoleum itself are some interesting maps & portraits referring to the historically important Temur the Great A must see in Samarkand.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was, by very deliberate design, the first monument I visited in Samarkand...and I knew my choice was the right one as soon as I got there! This mausoleum complex is well-laid out, very centrally-located, and the high dome rises majestically above the city and is visible from all over adding to the iconic feel of this place. There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The dome is superb and decorated with azure tiles. This mausoleum was originally built for Timur's grand-son, but Timur died soon after and it is therefore also his resting place.

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Thank Lilly062
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Gur Emir Mausoleum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is the mausoleum of Asian conqueror Timur. It occupies an important place in the history of Persian-Mongolian Architecture.

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Fano, Marche, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Don't ask me why, just try: go there at night when everybody is sitting around the musical fountain at the beginning of the walking lane that leads to it. Maybe you can stop and take a look at the imposing figure of Tamerlane that is on your left and the look right and just let it grow bigger by going... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is the final resting place for the great warrior Tamerlane. The interior of the mausoleum has been restored and is brilliant in gold leaf and fresh tile. The heavily gilded central dome opens over the set of tomb markers resembling sarcophagi. All are marble--with the exception of Tamerlane's--which is a slab of solid jade reportedly from Mongolia.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I was mesmerised to see the architecture of this building. It is a Mouselam made for Temur but it also have few more descendent tombs present there. I love the Persian style building with great designs. Love And recommend others to see it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Mausoleum for the great Amir Timur (Tamerlane) in a quiet location. Especially beautiful at sunset..

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a the site of the tombs of Timur and some of his sons. The building is well-sited and beautiful inside. The actual tomb is underground but it is represented by a rare dark green, almost black, jade stone in the main upper chamber. The tile work and design is dazzling. There is a small gift shop and some... More 

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