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Ismail Samanid Mausoleum

M. Ashrafi Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+7 947 253-64-89
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Set in beautiful gardens

A must visit to Bukhara located in a beautiful garden setting this mausoleum houses the tomb of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
1000 year old tomb

An ancient sacred site which is now in the centre of the Soviet built public park. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne G
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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M. Ashrafi Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+7 947 253-64-89
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit to Bukhara located in a beautiful garden setting this mausoleum houses the tomb of Ismail Samani an Emir of the Samanid era. It is a cuboid structure with 4 internal arches and built during the end of the 9thcentury to 10th century...More

Thank zabo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An ancient sacred site which is now in the centre of the Soviet built public park. Well worth a visit if only to see the beautiful basket-woven brickwork though the inside of the mausoleum is equally intriguing.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Living for more than 1000 years, this masulum is a unique Persian architecture located in bukhara. The plot is what we call it" char taghi "and it belongs to almost 2000 years ago but what makes this place unique is the artistic elements all made...More

Thank chalipa
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The mausoleum of Samanids is the oldest islamic mausoleum of kings of Central Asia. From far it may not lookfantastic but the richness of its ornaments and its historical value is just great. You need to listen to the words of your guide in order...More

Thank Beeckk7888
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small but very interesting mausoleum in the middle of a nice park in Bukhara. The architecture and history of this site is very interesting. And you can combine your visit here with other nearby and interesting places.

Thank cannanam
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Amidst the forest of tiles in green and turquoise and yellow in Bukhara, the Ismail Samanid Mausoleum appears fantastically monochromatic. The walls in intricate baked bricks work, with motifs on them are quite a marvel. The crypt is rather plain, but the ornamentation inside made...More

Thank MakCha
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This 9-10 c monument, must have been built by a guy who scored high in his geometry class. Once in, have a look at the various circles, squares, triangles etc and how these interact with each other.

Thank Ozland_27
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Built in the 9-10th century with four identical facades, lovely dome and all built of bricks. There is Persian art and Zoroastrian symbols inside. A small fee to enter and take photos. The color of the bricks change color with the sun light.

Thank lawm
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Set in a quiet park just outside the main city an exquisite building and one of the oldest in bukhara. The work in the bricks is amazing both inside and out

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 25 May 2017

For the average tourist it will be part of the tour. Nicely preserved but your not allowed inside (except for peeking through some gaps).

Thank Kees1966
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