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Itchan Kala, Khiva, Uzbekistan – photo essay and tourist information

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Itchan Kala is the walled inner city of the silk road city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, which was once the last stop before Iran for caravans following the trade routes from China. The space is a magical place of more than 50 monuments and over 250 traditional dwellings and is arguably the finest collection of Muslim architecture anywhere in Central Asia...
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Persepolis, Iran – photo essay and tourist information

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Founded in 518 B.C. as the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the city of Persepolis (meaning the city of Persians) is one of Iran's top tourist destinations and a breathtaking attraction. Despite being a shadow of its former self, the ruins of the structures that can be seen today still leave an indelible mark ...
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Imam Khomeini Mosque, Isfahan, Iran – photo essay and tourist information

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Imam Khomeini Mosque is without doubt a masterpiece of Persian design and arguably the finest example of Islamic architecture anywhere in Iran. Built under the direction of Shah Abbas it is famed for its use of seven-colour mosaic tiles and elegant calligraphic inscriptions. Let us take you around this most elegant of mosques ...
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Travel Photography Competition – week 80

Glendor Díaz Suárez - Iglesia de Santa Cristina de Lena, Lena, Asturias, Spain
Welcome to the 80th edition of our popular weekly Travel Photography Competition! This week we are looking at the photos posted on our Facebook page between 22nd February and 1st March. In this week's competition we have three wonderful, but very distinct, photos: one showing the beauty of Italian architecture; one taken on the colourful island of Santorini on the Aegean Sea and one showing the frozen vastness of Greenland. Enjoy!
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