Statue of Ismoil Somoni, Dushanbe

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Admire a landmark of the capital city at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, an impressive bronze statue of the national 10th century hero. The statues stands on a huge red marble stairway pedestal flanked by two cross-legged lions. Standing in front of a monumental arch topped by a large gilt crown, Isma’il ibn Ahmed--founder of the Samanid dynasty who renounced Zoroastrianism, embraced Islam, and even gave name to national currency--holds a gold-leafed coat of arms of the country. Erected in 1999, this 25 m (82 ft) tall monument honors the 1,100 anniversary of the Samanid Empire. Climb the pedestal to get a nice view behind the monument. Use our Dushanbe trip builder to visit Statue of Ismoil Somoni on your trip to Dushanbe, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Ismoil Somoni, the national hero of Tajikistan, can be seen everywhere in towns. The statue is located in Azadi square and it is at the end of the promenade there. It is a great spot to tak some...  more »
  • The Somoni monument is probably the most popular attraction in Dushanbe. It is located in Dusti (Friendship) Square which has an interesting history. This area is easily reached by Trolleybus 2 and...  more »

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