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When entering into a restaurant from a dusty road in the city of Kunya-Urgench, I noticed under the shade of an arcade (the outside temperature was 44˙C), just on the opposite side of the street this trio of fashionable Turkmen ladies. Apart the elegant cloths, I noticed the three different ethnical origins of them and I liked to see such a pacific living together.
Kunya-Urgench also known as Konya-Urgench, Old Urgench, is a municipality of about 30,000 inhabitants in north-eastern Turkmenistan, located on the left bank of the Amu Daria River, just south from its border with Uzbekistan. It is the site of the ancient town of Urgench, which contains the unexcavated ruins of the 12th-century capital of Khorezm, which was part of the Achaemenid Empire. Since 2005, the ruins of Old Urgench have been protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. There are some monuments in the old town which date back from the 11th to 16th centuries. These monuments include a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a 60-m high minaret.

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