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Kalta Minor, Khiva

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Stop by and admire Kalta Minor, a short minaret intricately decorated with glazed tiles, and a landmark of Khiva. The tower's unusual barrel-like shape is due to the premature death of its builder, Mohammed Amin Khan, in 1855, leaving the minaret at 29 m (95 ft) in height, whereas he has envisioned it three times as tall. Take some memorable shots of the iconic tower and its exquisite, detailed tilework in vivid shades of blue and green. Use our Khiva itinerary planner to add Kalta Minor and other attractions to your Khiva vacation plans.
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  • & Looks beautiful anywhere in the unfinished tower. It's a bit ... The bathroom seems a chimney but ... In any case, huge, colorful and, Yes, the best in the whole Uzbekistan Mina Mar can be said.
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  • I took about more than 200 pixs there. Never enough. There are so.many beautiful buildings ang design. I consider it better than the pyramids. Much more colourful and exciting. Must visit. Yes, a lot ...  more »
  • Simply ... amazing ... impossible not to be fascinated, art, history, culture, civilization, traditions ... and kindness ... no more can you ask for!!
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  • It is said that khan wanted the tallest minaret in the world and ordered to kill the architect so that he could not build such minaret in other places. However, when the architect found out that he ran away and the minaret was not finished. Now it is called "Kalta Minor" or "Short Minaret".
  • The anecdote behind this minor is also really interesting.
  • A must see in Khiva.
  • masha Allah
  • One of highlights in Khiva.