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August 31st 2016
Published: August 31st 2016
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GONBAD REST DAY 31 AUGUST, 2016. Blue sky, HOT, 42c.
Left hotel early to walk to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Goloshon Tower, 5 kms away. Built in 1006, it is famed for its cylindrical design, which became a core islamic architectural feature. It was 58 metres tall, constructed of brick. I always find it amazing how past builders built these large constructions without the modern tools available today.
The town is largely forgettable, dry, crumbling, busy, built after 1929. I doubt the construction will last past 2029!!
Stopped at a bakery, amazing colourful cakes and sweets slices. Had 4 biscuit size cakes/ slices and a strong lemon drink- $1-. Delicious.
Now back in AC thinking about tomorrow. No other sites to see here!

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