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Stately, elegant, and charming

If you have to be memorialized in a mausoleum, it's hard to beat this one. My goodness. It's really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Timur's mausoleum

A magnificent building in the centre of Samarkand with a very imposing dome towering over its... read more

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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have to be memorialized in a mausoleum, it's hard to beat this one. My goodness. It's really a tour de force of location, architectural harmony, history, and glamor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A magnificent building in the centre of Samarkand with a very imposing dome towering over its central structure

Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gur-i-Amir was built for Amir Timur's grandson in three stages and you can spot the different periods of construction quite easily. Originally there was a madrassa on this site and the tiled portico belonged to it, as did the waist-high stonework to the right...More

Thank Adele M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amir Temur Mausoleum is the place that you must visit when you are in Samarkanda. That is hard to describe the inside - you just must see it.

Thank marekp59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the Amir Taimur Mausoleum in Samarkand, an architecturally beautiful complex steeped in history with a mystic aura all around. Here lies the great conqueror whose empire expanded from the borders of China to Turkey, Iran, Iraq, India and all in between. Reaching Samarkand...More

Thank AkhlaqAhmed
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolute delight - architecturally as well as to get cultural insights. Do take a guide along, its much more fun that way. Dont miss this if you are in Samarkand!!

Thank CSWtravelling
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This amazing religious building mausoleum and Madrassah built by Timurlane for his favourite grand son is just a beautiful piece of art as well as a very important historical landmark

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Once again I was glad I had a guide to tell me fine details of the architecture that I would've missed - and to answer my questions...paper mache?! Incredible! I went back at night for pictures of the exterior so brilliantly lit up.

Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 18 June 2018

When they turn the lights on, the whole place just glows. It's an important site -one of the top 3 in Samarkand along with the Registan and Shah-i-Zindah. If you're tired of paying 10-20 times as much as the locals, and you know Russian, try...More

1  Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Mausoleum of Amir Timur (Tamerlane), the place has a quite an atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit and totally deserves your attention. Take a tour with a guide and you can find out many stories about the great conqueror and 'savior of Europe'. And definetely check...More

1  Thank Abhay C
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