Khan's Palace, XoqandJuly 15, 2019 in Uzbekistan ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C
Palace of the ruler of "Kokand" kingdom, built in the 1860s. The kingdom existed for over 1,000 years and was active in the silk road trade.
First is the building itself; then the main courtyard (one of 7 courtyards in the palace, as 7 is a sacred number in Islam). Next are several rooms, leading up to the main throne room. There are 118 rooms, another Koranic number.
This is the Fergana valley, one of the more fertile areas of central Asia. Craftsman here were famous for their woodworking skills, as can be seen in the workmanship here.Read more