I enjoyed walking through the mosques and the temples replete with mosaic tiles and marble domes
. Gulistan Palace, Shams-oi Emarah Towers in Iran is a fascinating display of Persian crafts and culture.
At night the mosque's elegant marble domes
and slender minarets are beautifully lit up.
The monument's complex structure of white marble domes
and minarets inlaid with semi-precious stones and carvings is considered the finest example of Mughal art in India.
In Abu Dhabi we visited the statuesque Shiekh Zayed Mosque, one of the largest in the world featuring 80 white marble domes
- the main one stands at 85m high - and room for 40,000 worshippers.
Four minarets soar more than 107 m into the sky and look down upon the mosque's 57 white marble domes
. The building can house up to 40,000 worshippers, many of whom kneel to pray on the world's largest hand made carpet, which measures 5,627 sq km.
The three marble domes
of the mosque resting over the red sandstone walls give a beautiful look to the structure.