Gur Emir Mausoleum was the last attraction to visit in Samarkand and I have no regret visiting it. Totally worth it.
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And this is exactly what it is. The great Amir Timur and many of his successors are buried in this place. It is a revered place for every Uzbecan moslem.
This is just magical mausoleum, no words can describe its glory and magnificence. The place is saturated with wonderful history of great conqueror - Amir Temur. You can feel specific atmosphere all around there.Without a doubt it is one of the best mausoleums in the...More
Indeed the most beautiful cuppola of the islamic world - don't forget to go inside to admire the beauty of this mausoleum where Timour Lenk and his grandson Ulug Beg are burried (beside other family members)
Gur emirs mausoleum shows just how highly thought of he was. It's a fantastic structure with blindingly bright blue dome and the inside of his resting place is coated with golden ceiling and passages from the Koran are written all around the walls. The inside...More
This beautiful mausoleum which contains the tombs of Emir Timur the great ruler of the Timurid era, is a must visit when in Samarkand. Situated a little further from the other monuments this historical site has the most beautiful entrance arches and dome which is...More
We were lucky enough to be staying nearby so could visit morning and evening to see it with different sunlight and also lit up. Gets very busy during day unsurprisingly which makes appreciating the inside of the mausoleum somewhat difficult. Worth persevering!
Emir tremor is most important historical person so it is a must to see site, the art work is amazing good for photography entry fee required guide tour is necessary
Amir Timur didn't want to be buried here, preferring instead his home town of Shakhrisabz, but this is where he ended up, beside his grandson, in 1405. Others from the family joined them later so the Gur-i-Amir was extended to accommodate them. It's compact and...More
Samarkand has an excess of awesome monuments and this one ranks in the top five. You need time to absorb them and please take time to walk around each one. See the intricate tile work, the layout of each arch and facing. Ensure you get...More