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“green jade”(7 reviews)
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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If like me you are fascinated by history the mausoleum is both a testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship. It is also a monument to the terrible yet extraordinary lives of men who's power and influence affected for both good and bad millions of lives....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank darrens911
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Travelling to Samarkand was a trip back into time. Yes, the city has transformed into a modern one surrounding these ancient architectures but when you reach each piece of art, the architecture is breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 382rayk
Reviewed November 25, 2018

There should be a separate queue for tourists to get the tickets. All the locals from other provinces flocked to get the tickets and things are disorderly, bad impression to the tourists.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darren C
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This is a must-see, as Amir Timur is a major hero in Uzbekistan. The tombs were very impressive, especially Timur's made of jade.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PoisonPrincess
Reviewed October 23, 2018

what a great place. you have to see it to beleive. the stoneowrk, marble, tiles and just everything is great

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Although the Muslim monuments in Uzbekistan are aggressively reconstructed so that no trace remains of the past, when it comes to this mausoleum, excellent work has been done. A beautiful building suitable for a large figure of a leader as Amir Timur (who was not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gad N
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This place has an amazing interior and you can see the huge green jade stone which is part of the Emir's tomb. You will be amazed by the fabulous interior. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This impressive complex was built as the mausoleum of Timur the Great. It has been beautifully restored. A must see visit for visitors..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Entry 20.000 som. Day ticket. The site is good to visit with a guide book explaining the history. Definitely come back at night to see the building light up and take some photos. 50 meter from the entry nice souvenir shop with the most postcards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Koendeh
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The mausoleum is stunning at night, illuminated beautifully. We had free access to the interior and had the place to ourselves. Inside the decor is spellbinding. Rivals Registan as Samarkand’s top site.

Date of experience: September 2018
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