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“Night lighting is over the top fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gur Emir Mausoleum

Gur Emir Mausoleum
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Samarkand
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
Calgary, Canada
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“Night lighting is over the top fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Blue dome at night is amazing. Day time great too. Especially liked the large stone bowl - soldiers drink pomegranite from the bowl leaving and coming back and difference is how many died. Gruesome.

Visited September 2013
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“Just so beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a mausoleum that you must visit when in Samarkand. The grandeur of the main room where Timur lies with the silver and gold adorning the walls from floor to ceiling was like none-other. Extremely breath taking. Please do visit!

Visited April 2013
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“Resting place of Timur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The final resting place of Timur along with his sons , teacher and grand sons. We saw prayers being held. Very neatly maintained historical place.

Visited September 2013
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

One of the world's legendary rulers, Timur's tomb has been carefully restored and had benefitted from this. Gur-e Amir is Persian for "Tomb of the King". This architectural complex with its azure dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons Shah Rukh and Miran Shah and grandsons Ulugh Beg and Muhammad Sultan. Also honoured with a place in the tomb is Timur's teacher Sayyid Baraka.

Visited September 2013
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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“Best at night time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Under the stars this place regain all is magic and even when the tourist buses arrive they only stop, thanks God, only few minutes so you can still really enjoy this place all by yourself

Visited August 2013
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