"Kalta Minor (aka Short Minaret)" Khiva Things to Do Tip by josephescu
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The death of Medamin overshadows the Kalta Minor, commissioned by the khan in 1852 to stand (at over 70meters) as the biggest in the Islamic world, but abandponed in the wake of his death at a frustrated 26m.
The Kalta Minor is girdled in a typically Khivan shade of jade green so rich that it seems to have sucked all the decoration out of the exhausted city into one glorious reservoir of colour. 64 corkscrew steps lead up to the truncated tower to reveal the structure in cross section and a fine view over the city.
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