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Ismail Samanid Mausoleum

M. Ashrafi Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
+7 947 253-64-89
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Local park with entertainment

Park built in Soviet-era on a former cemetery named after a famous Russian statesman... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jonotennis
via mobile
Islamic Tomb

I can understand and appreciate the complexity and delicacy of the mausoleum back in centuries ago... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maryann T
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“central asia” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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M. Ashrafi Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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+7 947 253-64-89
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"central asia"
in 9 reviews
"cakes"
in 5 reviews
"geometric patterns"
in 2 reviews
"worth the short walk"
in 2 reviews
"public park"
in 2 reviews
"camera fee"
in 2 reviews
"take photos"
in 4 reviews
"sacred site"
in 2 reviews
"definitely worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"ancient city"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 2 reviews
"brick"
in 34 reviews
"design"
in 10 reviews
"century"
in 17 reviews
"building"
in 32 reviews
"sights"
in 11 reviews
"dome"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park built in Soviet-era on a former cemetery named after a famous Russian statesman. Pros: -Plenty of pathways -Ismail Samanid Mausoleum - 1,000 years old. -Amusement rides - I enjoyed the big wheel and oculus rift VR. -Boating lake. -Metal handicraft played produced and for...More

1  Thank jonotennis
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand and appreciate the complexity and delicacy of the mausoleum back in centuries ago how architects able to build the tomb supporting heavy layers of concrete cement walls without using any nails and with the mausoleum able to withheld severe weather for centuries.

Thank Maryann T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First place we visited with our guide in Bukhara and story is significant being the oldest building in town. Very nice brick work and unique.

Thank jwhitehouse
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Reached through not the most auspicious of surroundings but watch it appear through the surrounding trees. It is an absolute 'must-see' for the earliness of its construction and for the amazing intricacy and beauty of the brickwork. The longer you look, the more you see!

Thank Susanne W
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

The brick work reminded me of Khiva; very different to what you will see in Samarkand. Located in a rather garish fun park. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank scmp79
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

This is one of the most famous attraction in Bukhara. Inside contains beautifully carvings on the wall with different types of patterns. It's an UNSECO world heritage site.

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

It is considered to be one of the most highly esteemed work of Central Asian architecture, and was built between 892 and 943 AD as the resting-place of Ismail Samani

1  Thank Nirav D
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Beautifully restored Mausoleum which owing to its six feet thick walls has survived over 1,100 years, despite being constructed of baked terracotta bricks... External detailing on the roofline and around the gallery is intricate. Inside the cupola of the dome roof you can see the...More

2  Thank Queenscout
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

It is nice place with beautiful gardens. If you have time do visit. Can avoid. if have not enough time

Thank Keyur M
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

The site is part of a pleasant day tour walk. It’s not spectacular in its own right, but as part of a larger place to see.

Thank wvzjxq
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