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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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  • The name is translated from the Minaret of the Uzbek language as "short minaret". About the construction of minarets there are many legends. Minaret Kalta-Minar was conceived by the Khan of Khiva Khanate, Muhammad Amin Khan as the biggest and highest in the Muslim world. The Minaret is the relative "new" mid 19 century. And in spite of all the legends, nedostroen minaret was solely due to the premature death of Khan.
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  • Of your arrival, throw you your eyes. He you bedazzled her style and its color. you see him and you want to take pictures from all angles.
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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 »
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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.