The Khanate of Khiva, better known as Khwarism, now in Western Uzbekistan. Feast you eyes on three generations of palaces: the old Kunya Arg (17th-early 19th centuries), the palace of Allah Quli Khan (1830), and finally the new palace of Muhammad Rahim Khan II (1906, last 2 rows of photos), inspired by a visit St. Petersburg. From the splendidly sublime blues to psychedelically charming 'Bukhari' heating systems of the turn of the 20th century.
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