Vaes Khewo

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Vaes Khewo is located in Essos
Vaes Khewo
Essos and the location of Vaes Khewo

Vaes Khewo is a ruined city in Essos in the western Dothraki Sea, in the southern Kingdom of Sarnor. It is connected by a Valyrian road to Vaes Khadokh.[1] It was originally called Sarnath, but it is now known by its Dothraki name, Vaes Khewo, meaning "City of Worms".[2]


Located on the Sarne, Sarnath of the Tall Towers was the seat of the High King of the Sarnori, who dwelled in the fabled Palace With a Thousand Rooms. The city was destroyed by the Dothraki during the Century of Blood following the Doom of Valyria.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen passes Vaes Khewo during the journey of Khal Drogo's khalasar from Pentos to Vaes Dothrak.[3]

Behind the Scenes

Vaes Khewo has not yet been mentioned in A Song of Ice and Fire, only appearing in The Lands of Ice and Fire and A World of Ice and Fire. Its original name, Sarnath, may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" by H. P. Lovecraft.