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Kalta Minor, Khiva

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • You see pictures of this structure and are impressed by the colours, and the work involved and its just as wonderful in the flesh - but after you've been in and out of the old city a few times and tak...  read more »
  • A lot of renovation but a sense of the history is still there. Tourism hasn't hit the place too hard so foreigner friendly without being too pushy. 
  • Kalta Minor is really stunning. You can know this from it's history because building of it was rich in wonders!!! 
  • 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".
  • A must see in Khiva.
  • One of highlights in Khiva.
  • masha Allah
  • The Kalta Minor Minaret in Khiva, Uzbekistan, was left unfinished when its builder died in 1855.
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