Khiva

Khiva tours Khiva, a city of 50,000, located in the Xorazm Province, is a cradle of three civilizations. Even before the Great Silk Road, the city of Khiva linked Europe and the east, with Siberia and the southern civilizations. It is billed as an “open air museum” because of its location in the Kyzylkum desert, and a wide array of Madrassahs, mosques, and minarets that are still standing. Khiva is home to a remarkable number of attractions, notably, the Juma mosque, which has over 200 ornate carved wooden columns. The Khorezm Khanta was a powerful state back in fourth century BC, and has since remained a symbolic image of the ancient Oriental town. The city is a medieval display of delicate and ornate architectural forms, ranging from woodcarvings, to clay built houses. For those looking to see a clear example of a Central Asian feudal city, look no further than Khiva.

Khiva: History and Monumets

The first inhabitants of Khiva were Iranians, who spoke Khwarezmian. The Turks replaced the Iranians and ruled over Khiva in 4th century AD, and Khiva has since been a Turkic-speaking majority. Khiva went from being the capital of the Khanate of Khiva, to a protectorate of the Russian Empire-controlled Khanate. The short-lived Khorezm People’s Republic was incorporated into the USSR in 1924, and Khiva has since been a part of Uzbekistan.
Itchan Kala
Sheikh Mukhtar-Vali Complex
Djuma Mosque
Citadel Kunya-ark
Madrash of Amin-Khan
Minaret of Islam Khodja

Visit Khiva

Tour Khiva to experience the antiquity unfold itself in its full opulence. The place still surmounts itself in the beauty and opulence of the majestic empires and their glory. Thus, it is a significant city to be visited once, if one wishes to feel the history behind 50 historic monuments from the 18th and the 19th century. Khiva should be toured to visit various monuments, houses, mosques minaret, mausoleum etc. preserved in their ancient structure.