Walls are made of Ryukyu limestone, which can be found in Nansei Islands (Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefectures). The highest part of wall measures 8m.
The total lenghth of the limestone wall is 1.5km. Gusukus (castles in Okinawa) were usually built on the hills or the mountains.
This main gate of Nakijin Castle was reconstructed in 1962 under the U.S. Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands.
Located on the Motobu Peninsula, Nakijin Castle site is one of the largest gusuku (castle) sites remaining today. It was registered as a part of World Heritage Sites 'Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu,' in 2000.
A hexagonal small building on a pond for welcoming delegations from China. Now welcoming kids.
Shikina-En is a garden with a guest-house of Ryukyu Kingdom that has 15 rooms.
Shikina-En is a part of World Heritage Sites 'Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu,' and was registered in 2000. Most of buildings there were destroyed during WWII.
Statue of Timur and remains of Ak-Saray Palace in Shahrisabz.
One of three madrasah on the Registon Square in Samarkand. It was built in 1420 and named after an Uzbek astronomer.
This gorgeous painting is painted on a flat ceiling.
Three madrasahs on the square: Ulugh Beg (left), Tilla Kori (center) and Sher Dor (right).
This 46m high minaret with 105 stair is a symbol of Bukhara. It was built in 1127.
This 'big' (kalon) mosque in Bukhara has 7 entrances and 10,000 believers can worship at once.
Great gable of Nadir Divanbegi Madrasah in Bukhara.
Khiva is not a large city but there are a lot of narrow streets. Being lost in the medieval city would be a nice memory.
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