Uzbekistan - Itchan Kala

"Itchan Kala is the inner town (protected by brick walls some 10 m high) of the old Khiva oasis, which was the last resting-place of caravans before crossing the desert to Iran. Although few very old monuments still remain, it is a coherent and well-preserved example of the Muslim architecture of Central Asia. There are several outstanding structures such as the Djuma Mosque, the mausoleums and the madrasas and the two magnificent palaces built at the beginning of the 19th century by Alla-Kulli-Khan.” Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Postcard of Khiva. Thanks to Patrik of Estonia.





Postcard 2
Kalta Ulinor is the main landmark of Khiva. Nice Uzbekistan stamp. Thanks to Alice of Israel who visited Uzbekistan.





Postcard 3
The walled city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. I bought this postcard at Uzbekistan Pavilion at 2010 Shanghai World Expo in October 2010.




Postcard 4
Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah 19th century in Khiva. I bought this postcard at Unzbekistan Pavilion, 2010 Shanghai World Expo, China in October 2010.




Postcard 5
Islomkhoja Minare of Ichan Kala, Khiva. I bought this postcard at Uzbekistan Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai World Expo in October 2010.




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