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This minaret can be seen from almost anywhere in the old city

This minaret becomes a landmark when you are walking around the old city in Khiva. Once you are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
westchicago
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Carefree, Arizona
Very large minaret

This was originally designed to be the tallest minaret in the world, but was never finished. This... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Jane C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This minaret becomes a landmark when you are walking around the old city in Khiva. Once you are familiar with where your hotel is from this location, you can always find your way back to your hotel. The city is very walkable and has been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

This was originally designed to be the tallest minaret in the world, but was never finished. This minaret can be seen from all over the city

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

This minaret is the fattest you'll see in the city. It isnt finished, but you'd never know that as you stare up from ground level.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Around 30 meters tall. It's impossible not to see this one once you are in Khiva, it's right next to the main gate:) Unfortunately, climbing this Minaret is not allowed due to safety reasons.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

this unfinished minaret is a part of the madrasah that turned into the orient star hotel, you cannot avoid it on your walk along the main street.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This minaret was left unfinished when its sponsor was killed in warfare. The part that was competed is quite stunning.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

this minaret is a sight and is just amazing at night if you can get there. You can go up but I am not sure what it is like.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 1, 2018

now turned into a part of hotel , original structure is well kept and open to visit for all , very much in the old town sightseeing central part

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

The concentric layers of blus tilework are absolutely stunning and this must be Khiva's most recognisable landmark!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Located just outside the Orient Star hotel this landmark is beautiful! Something to walk by when in Khiva!

Date of experience: August 2018
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