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- Guri Amir
- Alt Name:
- Mongol Empire
- Registan of Samarkand, Shah-i-Zinda,
The Bibi-Khanym Mosque,
about Guri Amir
Guri Amir, in the former Silk Road city of Samarkand in modern Uzbekistan, is the mausoleum of the Mongol leader Timur (1369-1405), also known as Tamerlane. Timur was responsible for building many of Samarkand’s most impressive sites, including the Registan trio of madrassahs.
A blue-domed, building encrusted with Samarkand’s trademark clay tiles, Guri Amir is the final resting place not only of this famous leader, but of his two sons and his two grandsons.
In 2001, Samarkand was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
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Address: Guri Amir, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Guri Amir is located in the city of Samarkand (Samaqand) in Uzbekistan. Samarkand is a four hour drive from Tashkent.
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