This is worth a visit when you are interested in either architecture, culture, history or all of those. The Mausoleum actually isn't very big and I had expected something like a giant building which it is not, but once you enter it and have a closer look, you see how stunning it really is.
The whole mausoleum- it looks like a sandstone block in fact- seems like made from one large solid stone and doesn't feature the splendid colorful blue and gold that most sights in Uzbekistan do.
I found it fascinating because of the lack of all those and with its simply, masterfully crafted walls and see-thru sides, it gave me the impression of a large beautiful cage that houses a tomb. From all four sides, you can look thru the artistically crevices and slits that the craftsmen incorporated in the outer walls and even though the interior is rather dark and murky, you will find there's plenty of fresh air coming in thru the openings.
Its unusual make tells the archeologists that this mausoleum dates back to a people far older than the Arabian settlers of this area. [more]
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