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UZBEKISTAN: Shakhrisabz
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Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Timur, is located in a valley surrounded by foothills of Pamir Mountains. It was only a small town named 'Kesh' at the time of Tamerlane, but his descendants continued development of Shakhrisabz long after his death. It is one of the greenest towns in the Republic.

Ak Saray
Timur's Ak Saray (White Palace) is among remarkable architectural monuments in Shakhrisabz, and it took over 20 years to build it. It was destroyed by Abdulla Khan of Bukhara in the 17th century AD. The summer palace of Emir retained its grandeur like memorials in Samarkand. There only remained a 40 meter high portal covered with gorgeous blue, white and gold mosaics. It was probably the most largest Timur's project built at the end of the 14th century.

Kok-Gumbaz Mosque & Dorut Tilyovat
Kok-Gombaz, a huge Cathedral Mosque, was completed at the order of Ulughbek in 1437 in honor of his father Shakhruh (Timur's son). An original burial complex of Timur's ancestors Dorut Tilyovat (House of Meditation) is behind it. Mausoleum of Sheikh Shamseddin Kulal, the spiritual teacher of Timur and his father, - was built at the order of Tamerlane in 1374, is on left whereas Gumbazi Seyidan (Dome of Seyyids) is on the right. Erection of Gumbazi Seyidan was completed at the orders of Ulughbek as a mausoleum for his offspring.

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