Friday, April 23, 2010

Khan's Palace

Sent by Anatoliy from Ukraine. This one shows the Retinue house and minarets of the Big Khan's Mosque.

This is from Wikipedia : The Khan's Palace or Hansaray is located in the town of Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine. It was built in the 16th century and became home to a succession of Crimean Khans. The walled enclosure contains a mosque, a harem, a cemetery, living quarters and gardens. The palace interior has been decorated to appear lived in and reflects the traditional 16th century Crimean Tatar style. It is one of three Muslim palaces found in Europe, the others being Topkapi Palace in Turkey and the Alhambra in Spain.

Big thanks for beautiful stamps.

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