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A mausoleum in the old Silk Road city of Konye Urgench.

I think this may be the Najm-ed-din Kubra mausoleum, one of the holiest places in Turkmenistan. The teacher who is buried here founded the Sufic Kubra order with followers in the surrounding area. But then this may be one of the other nearby mausoleums - it's several years since I was here! If someone can confirm for sure I would be grateful.

I particularly liked Konye Urgench for three reasons:
1. There's hardly any tourists compared with neighbouring Uzbekistan.
2. The unrestored buildings seem far more real than in other Silk Road cities that have been significantly rebuilt.
3. Travelling here is quite unpredictable and definitely an adventure!

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