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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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Tomb of Amir Timur and his descendants

Samarkand is all about Timurid architecture, so you need to see the place where he is buried. And it's totally worth seeing! Unfortunately Tamerlane himself died before the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nussbaumen, Switzerland

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Nussbaumen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samarkand is all about Timurid architecture, so you need to see the place where he is buried. And it's totally worth seeing! Unfortunately Tamerlane himself died before the mausoleum was finished. His grandson - Ulugbek - completed it. The proportions of the mausoleum are in perfect harmony and it is an excellent example of architectural craftsmanship from medieval times. The... More 

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

They did not let Amir Timur down. This mausoleum is just magnificent. The façade alone is wonderful with its patterns and mosaics. The ribbed dome is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. The minaret towers are also very pleasing to the eye with their wonderful patterns and decorations. But the decorations inside are an Islamic architectural wonder,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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