Gur Emir Mausoleum
Gur Emir Mausoleum
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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
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  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    A very beautiful mausoleum of Amir Timur and his family. Gateway has beautiful muqarnas and fluted dome in blue colour is majestic. Interiors are even more beautiful with gilded decorations. A must visit monument in Samarkand.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 May 2023
  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dazzling Architecture
    The mausoleum is a fine example of medieval architecture. The ribbed dome and vault walls are completely covered with a mosaic of light and dark blue glazed bricks, gilding, and painting. Dazzling is the only word that comes to mind.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 July 2023
  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy7,124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture
    This is a must-see in Samarkand, about a 10-minute walk from the Registan. You enter a huge, majestic building with courtyard. A corridor leads to a room whose walls are made of onyx and are painted with gold and azure colours. The tomb itself is made of black jade. The intricate artwork everywhere is simply breathtaking. Adult tickets: 30,000 Som/€2.40.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • LondonE3Traveller
    London, United Kingdom2,477 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mausoleum with very intricate, gold interior
    Beautiful mausoleum quite close to Rukhobod Mausoleum. Amazing interior with gold and multiple intricate patterns. There is a small section with information about Amir Femur’s empire. It is 30,000 sim for each adult to visit. Definitely a must see!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Fullyflatbed
    London, United Kingdom357 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very worthwhile
    Not a huge amount to see but definitely worth a visit. The architecture is similar to the other buildings in Samarkand but each place has something different to experience. The actual burial room is very ornately decorated and feels serene if you take a moment to sit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Timurid architecture
    I dragged Deb out to see Timur's Mausoleum, about 15 minutes walk away from the Registan through a pleasant park. The park had lots of information on the gardens that Timur had built around the city as well as two huge bronze tigers and some nice fountains. The Mausoleum was very similar to all the other Timurid buildings we'd seen - no shock there - but we had a very polite greeting from the security guard and he welcomed us to his country which was lovely. It's unusual to go somewhere that has so few Western tourists that when they do arrive they are a novelty. Especially in the conext of Hamas insane attacks on Israel this weekend that have killed 600 people. The interior of the mausoleum was beautifully decorated in gold that seemed much less gaudy than the gold in European buildings, maybe because the Timurid blue tones it down compared to the royal red in Europe. The complex here is quite large and beautiful and by the look of the ruins around it must have been massive at one time. Well looked after now and clean, like all the other attractions we have seen.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 October 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rest place of Timur
    In this place Timur is buried. The dome of the mausoleum is simply astonishing as well the interior where the tombs are present. The internal side is perhaps even more majestic than the outside, with the golden decorated walls, the couple and the tombs. Inside it is quite small so expect a lot of people during the visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Frances B
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom2,028 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful mausoleum, with an interesting history
    A beautiful mausoleum housing the grave of Amir Temur. The building is walkable from The Registan and located in the Southwest of Samarkand in Amir Temur park. It is definitely worth a visit. It was built in the early 15th century and its fascinating history and magnificent architecture make it another of Samarkands must see buildings
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 November 2023
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Yet another amazing complex in Samarkand. We set off for the 15min walk from our Hotel Silver Rows and visited the Amir Temur Park and his statue before we entered the Complex. If you want to return on another day, your ticket is valid for 3 days, but only if not torn by the entry person....stopped him just in time!!! Again, yet another stunning piece of architecture with rich gold and blues and intricate tilework. But, don't forget to go right out the back of the complex to see, in my opinion, the creme de la creme, Aksaray Mausoleum. The building is nothing flash from the outside and when we were there it was all locked up....but just wait around a while and see if the caretaker comes along with the key to let you in. He charges 5000som pp and even takes fantastic photos included in the entry!! There aren't enough superlatives to describe the ceiling in this mausoleum.....a must see! A wonderful Day 2 in Samarkand.
Written 6 March 2024
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native-travels
Astoria, NY347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Like all of the other sites at the top of tripadvisor for Samarkand, this one is a must-experience. It's beautiful, peaceful, and affordable.
Written 30 November 2023
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK2,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A beautiful mausoleum housing the grave of Amir Temur. The building is walkable from The Registan and located in the Southwest of Samarkand in Amir Temur park.
It is definitely worth a visit. It was built in the early 15th century and its fascinating history and magnificent architecture make it another of Samarkands must see buildings
Written 30 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
In this place Timur is buried. The dome of the mausoleum is simply astonishing as well the interior where the tombs are present. The internal side is perhaps even more majestic than the outside, with the golden decorated walls, the couple and the tombs.
Inside it is quite small so expect a lot of people during the visit.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I dragged Deb out to see Timur's Mausoleum, about 15 minutes walk away from the Registan through a pleasant park. The park had lots of information on the gardens that Timur had built around the city as well as two huge bronze tigers and some nice fountains.
The Mausoleum was very similar to all the other Timurid buildings we'd seen - no shock there - but we had a very polite greeting from the security guard and he welcomed us to his country which was lovely. It's unusual to go somewhere that has so few Western tourists that when they do arrive they are a novelty. Especially in the conext of Hamas insane attacks on Israel this weekend that have killed 600 people. The interior of the mausoleum was beautifully decorated in gold that seemed much less gaudy than the gold in European buildings, maybe because the Timurid blue tones it down compared to the royal red in Europe.
The complex here is quite large and beautiful and by the look of the ruins around it must have been massive at one time. Well looked after now and clean, like all the other attractions we have seen.
Written 20 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Matvl
5,434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This mausoleum and all of the history behind it is fascinating. Apart from being a stunning site, it is certainly worth having a guide with you to tell you all of the dynastic stories behind it; and Samarkand more broadly.
Written 10 September 2023
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Aldo P
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Timurid mausoleum is open in August until late night. Gur-i Amir is stunning and not too busy after sunset. Maybe it needs some restoration. Super friendly cat will be your companion during the visit. Small note: the horse hair over one of the tombs in the outside of the burial enclosure is against the evil eye, following nomadic Turk-Mongol central Asian uses.
Written 19 August 2023
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Fullyflatbed
London, UK357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Not a huge amount to see but definitely worth a visit. The architecture is similar to the other buildings in Samarkand but each place has something different to experience. The actual burial room is very ornately decorated and feels serene if you take a moment to sit.
Written 5 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LondonE3Traveller
London, UK2,477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Beautiful mausoleum quite close to Rukhobod Mausoleum. Amazing interior with gold and multiple intricate patterns. There is a small section with information about Amir Femur’s empire. It is 30,000 sim for each adult to visit. Definitely a must see!
Written 5 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a must-see in Samarkand, about a 10-minute walk from the Registan.

You enter a huge, majestic building with courtyard.

A corridor leads to a room whose walls are made of onyx and are painted with gold and azure colours.

The tomb itself is made of black jade.

The intricate artwork everywhere is simply breathtaking.

Adult tickets: 30,000 Som/€2.40.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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