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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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  • very nice! unique! the minaret is not finished! but if you imagine it would be a gigantic work of art! super!  more »
  • It is Carta Terminal Kalta Minorasi. It is a 20 m high in the West, immediately to the right of unfinished minaret. Pattern looks better so low. I was going to become a 70 m tiled Tower if completed. Evening looks with light-up next to the hotel and staff.
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  • I wonder how he would appear in the eyes of visitors this minaret if its construction had not been interrupted. In my opinion, although it is arguably one of the main attractions of the city, and undoubtedly the most recognizable, his stocky appearance does not gives the Majesty that designers wanted to give it. To save it, aesthetically, is undoubtedly the separation between its color turquoise tiles and decided the "sand" that dominates all around. In any case, the choice to see it or not does not arise even when you are in Khiva you will see it!
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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.