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The Ak-Saray Palace in Shakhrisabz

In the historical city of Shakhrisabz, there is a grandiose monument of the Medieval era - the ruins of the Ak-Saray Palace, which was once part of the majestic residence of Amir Timur.

The construction of the Palace was started in 1380 and lasted for 24 years, almost until the death of the ruler. The Palace had several courtyards with living quarters, richly decorated with gold azure and colored tiles, and the floor was paved with white tiles. Once on the roof of the Palace was built a wonderful pool, from which cool streams of water flowed.

To this day, only the pillars of the entrance portal, which are impressive in size, remain from the majestic structure. The arch of the gate, once the largest in Central Asia, collapsed almost 300 years ago.

The preserved part of the Palace was restored, and the Palace square was landscaped as a Park for cultural leisure and recreation of the population. Various art festivals are held here everywhere, demonstrating the cultural heritage of the Uzbek nation.

Ak-Saray Palace is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


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