Bibi-Khanym Mosque (Juma Mosque), Registan square, early 15th century, seen in a summer early morning light.
Mausoleum of the Samanids, 9th - 10th century, erected by Ismail Samani for his father Nasr I died in 892. Made of consummate brick-work, the harmony of its geometrical forms places the Mausoleum as World Heritage.
View from the front of the Mir-i-Arab Madrasah, 16th century, seen in a summer afternoon light.
Woman with flashy pink umbrella walking towards the Allah Kuli Khan Madrasah, 1834 - 1835 in a summer afternoon light.
Man bicing at the corner of Muhammad Amin Inaq Madrasah, 1785, seen in a summer morning light.
View from the side of Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, 14th - 15th century, seen in a summer early morning light.
View from the front of Tash Khauli Palace courtyard seen in a summer afternoon light, 1830 - 1838.
Land of architectural glory, heart of Asia and Persia, golden road of silk, the only name of the three World Heritage cities, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are full enough for a dreamlike journey. Sunrises and sunsets give the magnificent light to embellish the architectural treasures of those powerful towns of beauty, history and culture.