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Friday Mosque, Khiva

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Admire archaic Islamic architecture at Friday Mosque, a cathedral mosque and part of the World Heritage-protected walled inner town of Khiva. This 18th-century single-hall mosque features a flat roof supported by over 200 carved wooden pillars--a few of which date back to the original 10th-century building and bear ancient Arabic inscriptions in Kufic. Floral-vegetable patterns adorn some of the newer 18th-century columns, complemented by lavish decoration and delicate door carvings. With its 52 m (171 ft) baked-brick minaret intermittently rounded by turquoise tile belts, the mosque remains a landmark of the old city. To visit Friday Mosque and other attractions in Khiva, use our Khiva travel itinerary maker.
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  • Internal wooden colonnade is definitely the trait peculiar to this mosque, a feature that gives a character perhaps more authentic and close to humanity that he designed and built. The dimness of the Colonnade then creates a substantial detachment with the blinding light of day in Khiva. Being part of the monuments included in the combined ticket available from the East Gate is definitely worth a visit.
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  • We liked the wide variety of sculptures on the pillars and the impression of serenity which emerges from all
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  • Located within the walls of Khiva. The most interesting architecture for a mosque that I have ever seen. There are 212 pillars in the mosque each pillar from a different country. Must visit.