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Itchan Kala, Khiva

Itchan Kala north gate, Khiva
Itchan Kala north gate, Khiva

Itchan Kala is the inner town of the old Khiva oasis, which was the last resting place of caravans before crossing the desert to Iran. Although few very old monuments still remain, it is a coherent and well-preserved example of the Muslim architecture of Central Asia. There are several outstanding structures such as the Djuma Mosque, the mausoleums and the madrasas and two magnificent palaces built at the beginning of the 19th century by Alla-Kulli-Khan.

Hoja Minaret, Itchan Kala
Hoja Minaret, Itchan Kala


Juma Minaret, Itchan Kala
Juma Minaret, Itchan Kala


Islom Hoja Minaret and Medressa, Itchan Kala
Islom Hoja Minaret and Medressa, Itchan Kala


Juma Minaret, Itchan Kala
Juma Minaret, Itchan Kala


Kalta Minor Minaret, Itchan Kala
Kalta Minor Minaret, Itchan Kala


Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa, Itchan Kala
Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa, Itchan Kala


Itchan Kala north gate, Khiva
Itchan Kala north gate, Khiva


Islom Hoja Minaret, Itchan Kala
Islom Hoja Minaret, Itchan Kala


 Islom Hoja and Juma Minarets, Itchan Kala
Islom Hoja and Juma Minarets, Itchan Kala


For additional information on Itchan Kala look to its Unesco page:
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/543
and its Wikiwand page:
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Itchan_Kala