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“Definitely worth the walk, while smaller, its 90% original”

Ismail Samanid Mausoleum
Reviewed 18 April 2014

the place is modest and you might want to spare the entrance fee, as the top sight is from the outside and not the inside. the different brickwork, while slightly restored, is pretty much the one of the time.

It has no colourful ornaments, but just brick in all its thinkable forms.

The square format is also a differentiation to all other structures in town

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

most of the monuments in Uzbekistan are reconstructed instead of being restored, that is why I did not have a feel of history, but Ismail Samani Mausoleum is an exception which has a touch of history...

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

One of my favorite places in Bukhara. Simple from distance but amazing brickwork once you come closer. Very impressive and elegant mausoleum located in local park not far from bazaar aria.

2  Thank Chris Z
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Few hundred meters from Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, we entered into a lush-green & thickly shaded park of 'Ismail Samanid'. Strolling through the narrow walk-ways, we reached the 'Mausoleum of Ismail Samanid. Front door of the tomb was locked and therefore, we couldn't enter inside and only resorted to some photography around. Its an isolated mausoleum, almost at the end of Old Bukhara with a lovely park, rather a paradise for the young gen-couples to enjoy and spend extended time in leisure together. The original brick work of some 100 decades was impressive and eye catching. Weather on the day of our visit was wonderfully pleasant, making us to sit there for snacks and cold drinks. Single day wade through on foot from Lyab-i-Hauz was by then exhaustive, so we started our back-journey to the hotel from here. A nice attraction for those who loved history and enjoyed discoveries.

4  Thank kb123742
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The Ismail Samanid Mausoleum is small, beautifully designed and a very popular tourist spot. It is built in a manner that allows brickwork to run in different lines and shapes, making the structure visually compelling and one of those sites that the more you look, the more you see. The mausoleum is also worth looking in, as the preservation of the site is consistent both in and out of the building. This is well preserved and has had little / no inept repair work over the years. Lots of great picture spots available around the site, with reflective water surfaces near by, though you will need navigate periodic swarms of tour groups. A Bukhara must see!

3  Thank Frank V
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