00:56 • The Kalta Minar minaret and the Amin Khan madrasa

01:38 • Kunya-Ark Citadel

03:15 • Madrassa Abdullah Khan

04:13 • Juma Mosque

04:57 • Pakhlavan Makhmoud Mausoleum

06:50 • the city walls

07:20 • daily life


Khiva, city-museum of Uzbekistan extraordinarily preserved (or rather restored), milestone of capital importance on the Silk Road.


The Koranic school (madrasa) Mohammed Amin Khan was built in 1851 and is currently transformed into a hotel to the chagrin of Unesco.

Next to the madrassa rises the Kalta Minar minaret, which means the unfinished minaret. The minarets were built to perpetuate the name of the ruler. Death swept away Amin Khan before construction of the minaret was completed, and his successor refused to complete the construction of a minaret that bore his predecessor's name.

The minaret was to become the largest in Central Asia with its planned height of 70 meters.



about the place, Khiva:

The city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, about 1,500 years old, has about 90,000 inhabitants. It was the first Uzbek site to be included on the World Heritage List in 1991.

Although the city was partially destroyed, among others during the invasions of Czarist Russia at the end of the 19th century, all the monuments are perfectly restored and appear new.



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Khiva, Uzbekistan