Mohammed Amin Madrassah, Khiva

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Stop by and admire Mohammed Amin Madrassah, 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. Mohammed Amin Madrassah is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Khiva Edition.
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  • Superb. This alone justified the whole trip. Seen at its best at night. Perhaps the highlight of Khiva's many offerings.  more »
  • The Madrasah was built in 1851-1854 by the order of Khiva ruler Muhammad Amin-Khan and was named after him. The building of the Madrasah of Muhammed Amin-Khan has five domes and flank towers. The faca...  more »
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  • The Façade of the largest madrasah of Central Asia is decorated with an ornament of glazed bricks. Here for the first time in Khiva were built two-storey residential hujra (two-room on the ground floor and with loggias, facing the façade side of the building-the second). In Addition to the spiritual school, designed for 260 students, the building housed the office of the Supreme Muslim court. Currently, there are hotels, cafes and other organizations.
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