In the old town, also called the city centre, the number of attractions is simply phenomenal – here you can’t walk two steps without coming across a new one. They all have both an amazing history and an exquisite and luxurious exterior. This is not to say that the outer city is uninteresting – there are also many places to visit. But while the outer city is not particularly well preserved, the inner city presents itself almost in its original form. Sheikh Mukhtar Ota is a neighbourhood mosque located next to the northern part of the Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum in Khiva, built between 1810 and 1838. The mosque consists of winter premises, taharat khana (where people wash) and high summer single-column aiwan. Sheikh Mukhtar Ota Mosque in Khiva was restored in 1997.