Khiva

Khiva is an ancient oasis and museum city situated not far from the Kyzylkum desert. There are a number of legends explaining the origin of the city. One of these tells us about the old man starving from the thirst who had endured a trek across the seemingly boundless desert. Out of utter desperation, he stroked and pierced the ground with his staff to find water from which the city of Khiva was born.

The monuments of Khiva are like opening a Pandora’s Box of ancient jewellery within one finds the unsolved mysteries of the past. Ak-mosque, Tash-hauli Palace, Djuma mosque, the small structure of Kalta-Minar, Pakhlanav Makhmud mausoleum and Bagbanly mosque are just a small selection of the many historical antiquities to be happily explored.

There are a big number of madrassahs in Khiva: Allakuli-khan, Amir-Tura, Khurdjum maddrassahs, the education institutions of Arab-khan, Mukhammad-Amin-inak, Kutlug-Murad-inak, Abdulla-khan, Matniyaz-Divan-begi, Mukhammad Rakhim-khan and Shergazi-khan. The excursion along Khiva will not go without the visit to the residence of Khans – Kunya-arc, Mizdakhan complex and Anush-khan bathhouses.

Sightseeings

Complex of Pakhlavan Makhmud

The Mausoleum of Pakhalavan Makhmud is an amazing architectural complex, which can truly be proclaimed as the main sightseeing of Khiva. The mausoleum was built in 1701 and is p...

Bathhouses of Anush-Khan

Bathhouses of Anush-khan are situated close to Ak-mosque. According to historians, bathhouses were built in 1664 by Abdulgazi-khan on the honor of his son Anush-khan. The unique...

Ak-mosque

Ak-mosque is a small structure built in white color. For this reason the name of this building is translated as “the white mosque”. It was founded on the XVII-th century on the...

Madrassah of Tamerlane

Madrassah of Tamerlane was built in 1870 and reconstructed in 1983. Due to unrest in times of construction, this huge monument has not been decorated. Madrassah of Temerlane con...

Madrassah of Arab khan and Muhammad-Amin-inak

There are two amazing monuments on the center of Itchan-kala: Madrassah of Arab Khan and Muhammad-Amin-inak. The monument is dated back to different years of construction. Madra...

Bagbanly Mosque

Bagbanly Mosque was built in the XIX-th century. Today this structure has a huge historical value due to columns made of carved wood whose style resembles with columns of Djuma...

Djuma Mosque

Djuma Mosque was built on the sacred place. It is a wood carved shed over the square. It has a huge number of wooden columns part of which is dated back to X-th century. Djuma m...

Islam-Khodja Madrassah and Minaret

Islam-Khdja Madrassah and Minaret is a contradiction in one ensemble. Islam-Khodja minaret is considered as the tallest minaret in Khiva, but madrassah of this ensemble is the s...

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-Khan

Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan is one of the biggest madrassahs of Khiva. The majestic portals of this madrassah are decorated with five domes. There are 125 rooms for rest (kh...

Palace of Nurullah-Bai

The Palace of Nurullah-bai is unique for its mix of styles: it combines the traditional architecture of Khiva and European trends. The palace is situated on the territory of Dis...

Madrassah of Shirgazi-Khan

Madrassah of Shirgazi-khan is dated back to 1726. It is built in the center of Itchan-Kala, not far from Mausoleum of Pakhlavan-Makhmud. The prisoners of Shergazi-khan were invo...

Thash-hauli palace

Thash-hauli palace is one of the most visited monuments of Khiva. Obviously, this sightseeing can be named as one of the best architectural monuments of the XIX-th century. The...

Kalta-Minor Minaret

Kalta-Minor Minaret is a noble architectural monument of Khiva. It was built in the XIX-th century by the best masters of the ruler Mukhammad Amin-Khan. The translation of it me...