Khiva (Uzbekistan): what to see


What to see in Khiva, main attractions and monuments, itinerary of the places of interest to visit, from the Tash Khauli Palace to the Pahlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

Tourist itinerary

Khiva is located 35 km south-west of Urgench, is a city definitely worth visiting when traveling to Uzbekistan, located along the Silk Road in the historic region of Corasmia.

Legend has it that its founder was Sem, son of Noah.

Its historic center Itchan Kala, enclosed by walls and perfectly preserved, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

It has the appearance of a rectangular fortress consisting of imposing walls and four access portals, with the Friday Mosque, dating back to the 10th century, which dominates in height over the other buildings that surround it.

What see

The four gates located on the sides of the rectangular-shaped walls lead to the heart of this city, which boasts beautiful, still intact architecture, where decorated minarets, palaces, beautiful mosques, madrasas, mausoleums and the picturesque Caravanserraglio rise.

Tash Khauli Palace, which includes several buildings decorated with ceramic tiles and carved stones, used for the needs of the royal family, such as the Reception Hall and the Harem.

Juma mosque with its 218 imaginatively carved wooden columns supporting the roof.

Kalta Minor, the unfinished minaret.

Minaret of Islam Khodja, decorated in stripes with colored tiles.

Mausoleum of Pahlavan Makhmud, dedicated to the poet, philosopher and wrestler who became the patron saint of Khiva.

Khiva | Time Travel to Uzbekistan's Silk Road (April 2021)

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