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Samarkand

Panoramic view of the Registan square at twilight.

Samarkand

Bibi-Khanym Mosque (Juma Mosque), Registan square, early 15th century, seen in a summer early morning light.

Bukhara

Portico of the Bolo-Hauz Mosque, early 18th century, seen at sunrise.

Bukhara

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.

Bukhara

View from the front of the Mir-i-Arab Madrasah, 16th century, seen in a summer afternoon light.

Khiva

Woman with flashy pink umbrella walking towards the Allah Kuli Khan Madrasah, 1834 - 1835 in a summer afternoon light.

Khiva

Man bicing at the corner of Muhammad Amin Inaq Madrasah, 1785, seen in a summer morning light.

Samarkand

View from the side of Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, 14th - 15th century, seen in a summer early morning light.

Khiva

View from the front of Tash Khauli Palace courtyard seen in a summer afternoon light, 1830 - 1838.

Khiva

Qutligh Murad Inaq madrasah, 1804-1812, seen at sunrise.

Bukhara

Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, 12th to 16th century, seen at sunrise.

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.