Khiva: what to see, the silk route Uzbekistan
What to see in Khiva, attractions and main monuments, itinerary of places of interest to visit, from the Palace Tash Khauli to the Mausoleum of Pahlavan Makhmud.
Khiva is located 35 km south-west of Urgench, is definitely a city to visit during travel in Uzbekistan, located along the Silk Road in the historic region of Khorezm.
Legend has it that its founder was Shem, son of Noah. Its historic center Itchan Kala, enclosed by walls and perfectly preserved, is included among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
It has the look of a fortress rectangular composed by imposing walls and four access portals, with the Friday Mosque, dating back to the tenth century, which dominates in height the other buildings that surround it.
What to see in khiva
From the four ports on the sides of the walls in a rectangular shape leads to the heart of this city, which boasts beautiful architecture still intact, where rise minarets decorated palaces, beautiful mosques, madrasas, mausoleums and the picturesque Caravanserai.
Palace Tash Khauli, which includes several buildings decorated with ceramic tiles and carved stones, used for the needs of the royal family, as the Reception Hall and the Harem.
Juma Mosque with its 218 fancifully carved wooden columns supporting the roof.
Kalta Minor Minaret unfinished.
Minaret of Islam Khodja, decorated with striped colored tiles.
Pahlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, dedicated to the poet, philosopher and fighter became the patron saint of Khiva.