Description Castel Bigozzi
- The Ismail Samani Mausoleum was built during the 10th century and is one of the oldest monuments in Bukhara. It was commissioned by Ismail Samani, the founder of the Samanid Dynasty.
The small mausoleum, which sports walls that are so thick that they've endured more than 1000 years without ever needing repair, can be found in Samani Park. Each façade of the mausoleum is covered with friezes and identical; inside the mausoleum are three tombs that are believed to be Ismail Samani's, his father's and his grandson's.