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M. Ashrafi Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Amazing brickwork in this 10th century mausoleum. It stands somewhat isolated near an amusement park which lends it an air of out-of-place-ness, and it's small inside. However the brickwork on this building is really amazing so you should go see it if you're in Bukhara.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The mausoleum is surprising in its modernity and simplicity. Set in a park. Be prepared to walk through dusty hot streets to get there when you are there in summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annemarie H
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This building stands out on its own and at first looks so simple and unadorned, but when you get close the brickwork, outside and inside is excuisite

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A heaven for the eye, mainly in the evening when the lights are on. Superb architecture with the work.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SubhadeepD42
Reviewed 20 October 2018

One of a few remaining buildings of early 10th century architecture in the region. It survived the centuries because it was partially buried beneath the sands. And because the building was made out of fired bricks, instead of mud bricks, it was in good condition...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Berichthier214
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The mausoleum of Salmoni the Great is a wonderful and rare example of pre-Mongol architecture. Using only mud brick, brilliant designs and textures are created. Coming from Tajikistan where Salmoni is regarded as the nation's founder. It was interesting to see his tomb.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The outside views are great and inside is amazing. You need a bit of time to look inside and see the great work inside on the walls of the building. It was amazing that this wasn't destroyed by previous toom raiders.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This small, compact mausoleum is very special, as it looks very different compared to the architecture we came across in Bukhara and Samarkand. It is beautifully ornamented, and combines various local styles. I think it's well worth the visit, even though it's a bit far...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Far from the madding crowd, quietly resolute in its low key stunning beauty. Excellent brickwork, a resting place worthy of a great mind/. Definitely worth the walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Our group took a bus to the Ark Fortress and a local guide led our walk for 1 KM to the Samonids Recreation Park and to this historic structure just to the side. The guide explained its pre-Monghul style with Buddhist styling on the exterior....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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