Gur Emir Mausoleum

Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

Gur Emir Mausoleum
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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
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ViFi62
Bilthoven, The Netherlands169 contributions
This is definitely a must see when visiting Samarkand. It's the where Timur (and some of his family) are burried. The building is impressive and the dome is in my view one of Uzbekistan's architectural masterpieces. The inside of the monument is also very impressive, with beautiful gold leaf decorations.
Written December 25, 2021
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H K
London, UK259 contributions
Solo
Tomb of The Kings consists of tombs of Tamerlane, incorporating Mughal architecture. It’s honestly another amazing piece of history and architecture and design, highlighting the sophistication and skill those who constructed such a thing.

It’s about a 5-10 minute walk from Registan Square, and there’s a small entrance fee.
Written September 22, 2019
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max r
Trieste, Italy117 contributions
Family
Very interesting place, it's worth to get a local guide to understand all the details. Better to go during the week and on holidays the place is packed
Written April 11, 2019
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Michael M
Germany38 contributions
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.
Written October 4, 2017
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Mamed Askerov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan588 contributions
Friends
Not my first time at Gur-Emir, but first time here at night. I must say it's even more beautiful at night than during the daytime. The lights they use to lit the building is something that doesn't scream with the wide range of colors -- everything is so calm. You can make great photos, too. So, take a walk thru Samarkand at night, it's totally worth it.
Written October 29, 2015
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
This is the ruler s place.Rebuilt as others.The thrones stone base has been brought here and placed outside.Partly rebuilt building.Very good sight.If you are in Samarkand you must visit.
Written September 18, 2014
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Novilia Sjafri B
130 contributions
Family
Beautiful architecture, beautiful garden surounding, clean and well maintained. A destination that you must visit.
Written January 17, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,206 contributions
The Gur Emir Mausoleum houses the tombs of Amir Temur and his beloved descendants. Entry costs 25000 som per person and is good for 3 days.

The mausoleum is very ornate and beautifully decorated. There is also a courtyard.

Come at night as well. It is beautifully lit. It is about a 10 minute walk from the Registan.
Written November 8, 2019
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R_TheReader
Rio de Janeiro, RJ489 contributions
Solo
This is the resting place of Timur (Tamerlane), the central figure of Uzbek story. A monument that is beautiful from the outside, stunning from the inside and located within a very agreeable, green park. It looks great in daylight and maybe a tad more majestic at night. If you like to take pictures avoid early morning as the sun rises behind the building.

The maosoleum has not been entirely rebuilt. In the back one can see part of the structure, and from the two buildings between the portico and the main building only the foundations can be seen. There is a model of the original building on display at Ulug Bey's observatory that helps understand what the complex looked like.

Make sure to exit on the rear and visit the Aksaray, a nearby monument that is very simple from the outside but has an amazing interior decoration. You can also take the opportunity to walk behind the wall that hides the small Ok Saray street from visitors - nothing special here but you get a taste of what a local neighborhood looks like.

Written November 4, 2019
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250ABR
Cottingham, UK228 contributions
We hadn't realised there was so much to see in Samarkand as you only normally see pictures of the Registan and this was another excellent site and a must see, by this time your eyes cant take any more!!
Written October 15, 2019
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