Samarkand Statue of Amir Timur


Visit Guide to Samarkand Statue of Amir Timur

Unlike the equestrian monument in Tashkent, this monument is” sitting “and depicts not a warrior, but a wise ruler who sits on the throne “thinks the duma”. A very majestic monument. And gloomy. Every year on the birthday of Tamerlane, solemn events are held at the monument with the participation of the city and regional authorities, as well as many citizens. Tamerlane fixed his eyes on the medieval part of Samarkand.

Getting There

Looking for a stop or station near Amir Temur Statue? Check the list of the nearest stops to your destination: Bustonsaroy; Shohruh Mirzo Ko’chasi; Bustonsaroy Ko’chasi; Registron Ko’chasi; Hotel Central; Afrosiyob.

You can get to Amir Temur Statue by bus. These lines and routes have stops nearby: (Bus) 17, 31, 32, 35, 6, 97.

Do you want to check if there is no other way that will help you get there faster? An electronic map of the city helps you find alternative routes and times. Get instructions on how to easily get to or from Amir Temur Statue using various programs.

What to Expect

Amir Temur is the most revered person in Uzbekistan. In the heart of Samarkand, his tall statue corresponds to his personality. There is a large beautiful park behind the statue. Other tourist attractions of Registan, the market and the mausoleum of Gur Emir are located nearby.

A place where weddings and guests of the city gather, on the way to the central bazaar.There are only 3 statues of Timur in Uzbekistan-in Samarkand ,Shakhrisabz and Tashkent.

In Samarkand, he sits on a throne,in Tashkent on a horse, and in Shakhrisabz, he stands on a pedestal.


Timur was a Turco-Mongol conqueror. As the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia and Central Asia, he became the first ruler in the Timurid dynasty. According to John Joseph Saunders, Timur was the product of an islamized and iranized society, and not steppe nomadic.

Timur is regarded as a military genius and as a brilliant tactician with an uncanny ability to work within a highly fluid political structure to win and maintain a loyal following of nomads during his rule in Central Asia. He was also considered extraordinarily intelligent – not only intuitively but also intellectually.

In Samarkand and his many travels, Timur, under the guidance of distinguished scholars, was able to learn the Persian, Mongolian, and Turkish languages (according to Ahmad ibn Arabshah, Timur could not speak Arabic). More importantly, Timur was characterized as an opportunist. Taking advantage of his Turco-Mongolian heritage, Timur frequently used either the Islamic religion or the law and traditions of the Mongol Empire to achieve his military goals or domestic political aims.

Timur was a learned king, and enjoyed the company of scholars; he was tolerant and generous to them. He was a contemporary of the Persian poet Hafez, and a story of their meeting explains that Timur summoned Hafiz, who had written a ghazal with the following verse.

Facilities Available

Hotels near the Statue of Amir Temur are popular and in demand among tourists. Inexpensive accommodation facilities are ready to offer comfortable accommodation for a holiday or business trip. It is worth noting that guests can also book a room with a view of a landmark or an architectural monument. Such hotels as the Ishonch Hotel, City Hotel, Sycamore Hotel, Ideal Hotel, L’argamac Hotel, Royal Palace Hotel and others.

And we can also eat delicious food in restaurants near the statue: Cafe Magistr, Cafe Coffee time, Oasis Garden, Du Chinor Korean restaurant and others.