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The very high Kalon Minaret stands 47m tall. It dates from 1127. When Chinggis Khan invaded Bukhara he destroyed many of the mosques including the one attached to the minaret. He did, however, spare the minaret. Why? It could have been because he was so impressed by its size or it could have been because it provided a great spot to spy on the activities of people on Bukhara. Take your pick.
The angle of the minaret is due partly it not being straight and partly due to wide angle lens distortion but note the incredible detail.

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