Ichan-Kala, Khiva (Uzbekistan) is one of the largest and most unique architectural monuments of Central Asia.
During the construction of the fortress, Khiva architects used the ancient traditional method of construction – the arrangement of buildings opposite each other.
The architectural monuments of Ichan-Kala are decorated with carvings on wood, stone, ganch and other decorative patterns. In 1961, Ichan-Kala, as an architectural monument, was taken under special protection, made a museum-reserve, and in 1990 included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
According to the Cultural Heritage Agency, Ichan-Kala is in the TOP 9 impressive fortress cities around the world. The rating was compiled by one of the most influential travel magazines in the UK – Wanderlust Travel Magazine. The authors called Ichan-Kala “a labyrinth of mosques, palaces and minarets” and placed it in fifth place.