19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Men enjoying a fiesta in the shadow of the ancient city walls of Khiva

This is the ancient city of Khiva - a beautiful city on the Great Silk Road, surrounded by a well-fortified wall. The people living in the neighborhood are very welcoming and love to interact with tourists. These men usually sit in the shade of a wall on hot summer days, talking to each other and greeting passers-by.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Khiva, Uzbekistan
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Azamat Matkarimov