"The Ruined Palaces" Tarim Things to Do Tip by janiebaxter

Tarim Things to Do: 13 reviews and 24 photos

  Al Khaf Family Palace
by janiebaxter
  • Al Khaf Family Palace - Tarim
      Al Khaf Family Palace
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  • Art Deco Style Palace - Tarim
      Art Deco Style Palace
    by janiebaxter

The Al Khaf Family Palace is typical of the ruined palaces of Tarim, which are built of mud brick and therefore crumbling badly and in need of restoration.
Most were built between 1900 and 1940, by wealthy families who left for Saudi Arabia in the early 1960?s. They have a very classical influence much more like traditional palaces with plenty of space and columns.
Stained Glass is used abundantly along with Indian and Asian style decoration, including painted ceilings and fancy lattice woodwork

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  • Written Mar 13, 2008
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