Ak Saray Palace, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan
Today there are only ruins of a grandiose portal. Its lateral tower foundations stood the test of time. 22-meter arch between the lateral towers fell. Now the towers are 38 meters high, and in the past their height reached 50 meters. Inside them there were spiral stairs leading to the top part of the portal which was trimmed with a toothed parapet. Descriptions of Ak-Sarai were left by the Spanish ambassador Claviho visited it in 1404, and in 'Babur-name' (16th century). The whole grandiose construction of the palace was remarkable for its decoration. Its portal was covered with mosaic heraldic pictures of a lion and the sun, and also Amir Temur's Sign in the form of three rings. One of the palace inscriptions proudly said:' If you doubt our greatness - look at our constructions'. The name of the Iranian master of facing Muhammad Jusuf Tebrizi remained on a mosaic plait of the portal.
The palace through its south part bordered with a garden in which there was a pavilion for receptions and feasts with vaulted portal on the main axis opposite to the entrance. Claviho wrote: 'reception halls have been covered with tiles, painted with gold and asure, and the ceiling is gilt' On two sides of the cross axis there were small portals. Rooms behind them were used by 'Divan' during sessions. The yard was occupied by two-storey building.