Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa The social network for travellers: www.timeblend.com

Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa (Islamic legal college--usually linked with great mausoleums and mosques).

The spiral minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra. Photograph: Reuters

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Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq. The Great Mosque of Samarra is a century mosque located in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque was commissioned in 848 and completed in 851 by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil who reigned (in Samarra) from 847 until

Minaret of Jam - Afghanistan. Afghanistan: an utterly unrequited travel love affair. Read the blog: http://www.subequator.com/the-travel-urge-that-wont-go-away-afghanistan

The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan. It is located in the Shahrak District, Ghor Province, by the Hari River. The high minaret, surrounded by mountains that reach up to was built in the entirely of baked-bricks.

Being in the Right Place at the Right Time. Moon Balancing on Khiva Minaret, Uzbekistan by eriagn

Samarkand is one of the oldest Uzbek cities. This city was founded during the middle of the first century BC , formerly named as Marakanda and later known as Afrosiab. It was the capital of the powerful 'State God' - Emir Timur. Most of the monuments of Samarkand was build by Timur and his grandson Ulugbek.

Kalyan minaret, Po-i-Kalan complex, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was also known as "Tower of Death", as for centuries criminals were executed by being tossed off the top. It is an amazing place to see in person.

Kalta Minor Minaret, Uzbekistan. Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all the way to Bukhara. Had it been completed it surely would have been the world's tallest building, but the Khan dropped dead in 1855 and it was never completed.

Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all t


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