Khiva is the brightest stone in the necklace of ancient Khorezm, a great and glorious civilization of the past that developed in the lower reaches of Amudarya.
Khiva’s inner city, so called Ichan-Kala, is a unique museum in the open with gorgeous architectural ensembles and majolica-decorated monuments.
The inner city is surrounded by a clay wall (more than two kilometers long and 5-6 meters thick) with four gate entrances.
The West Gate (Ata Darvaza) has two brick turrets.
Bagcha Gates lead to Urgench, recent capital of Khorezm, Palvan Gates to Amudarya and further eastward, and Tash Gates southward.
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