Khiva - the last capital of the ancient Khorezm, the city of the fairy tale "Thousand and One Nights”.
Memories of the days gone by are still alive in the palaces and houses, old shops, arches and minarets. Khiva one of the ancient cities of Central Asia is located in the northwest of Uzbekistan. Khiva, its 3 history dating back to more than 2.500 years, is enlisted by UNESCO as a world historical heritage and has been preserved since ancient times as historic as the whole city. The city is surrounded by two walls. The inner wall has four entrances. This part of town is called "Ichan-Kala" (inner city). The old part of the city has 26 ha area and was built in the V century BC. In the city of Khiva are 54 historical and architectural monuments. They contain 8 palaces, 1 caravanserai (Shopping Centre), 16 minarets and numerous mosques and Madrasah.
Since 1968 Khiva has been proclaimed a town reserve. Khiva is one of the few cities in the world which preserved its integrity from ancient times and that's why it is called "the city - a museum under the open", "Pearl of the Orient", a fairy tale city There are monuments of over 25 - secular age on the land of Khiva.
The highlights of Khiva:
- Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum (XIX c.)
- Kunya Ark Citadel (1680)
- Minaret of Palvan-Kari (XIX c.)
- Palace of Nurullah-bai (1906-1912)
- Tash Hauli Palace (1830)
- Palvan-Darvaza (XVII-XVII c.)
- Monument to Al-Khorezmiy
- Shirgazi Khan Madrassah (1718-1720)
- Madrassah of Muhammad Rahim Khan (1876)
- Madrassah of Muhammad Amin Khan (1845-1855)
- Madrassah of Matniyaz Divan Begi (1871)
- Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khan
- Madrassah of Khurdjum and Allakuli Khan
- Madrassah of Arab Khan and Muhammad Amin Inak
- Kunya-Ark ("Old fortress")
- Kalta-Minor - the "Short minaret"
- Minaret and Madrassah of Islam Khodja (1863-1910)
- Friday Mosque – Djuma Mosque
- Bagbanly Mosque
- Necropolis of Pahlavan-Mahmud
- Bathhouse of Anush-khan
- Ak-Mosque (1663-1687)