Independence Square or “Mustakillik Maydoni” is not just a square, it is a place where all the people gather during holidays, where it is always pleasant to walk along the green alleys surrounded by the sound of fountains. Just approaching the square and stepping on on the granite steps with the beautiful fountains we can see the majestic structure of 16 marble columns with the storks flying on the top…
The Ustyurt Plateau is a giant plateau located in Central Asia, on the territory of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, between the remains of the once great Aral Sea. The plateau rises 180-300 meters above the plain. In some places, it breaks off to the surrounding plain with steep and hard-to-reach ledges – cliffs up to 350 meters high. The Ustyurt Plateau consists of separate ridgesn the south-west, resembling small mountain ranges….
State Museum of Arts named after I.V. Savitsky is located in the capital of Karakalpakstan, Nukus city. A voluminous collection of works and paintings of the Russian avant-garde is stored here. The museum was founded in 1966 by Igor Savitsky, an outstanding scientist, artist and ethnographer. He was able to collect the most complete collection of Russian and Turkestan avant-garde, samples of applied art of Karakalpakstan and unique archaeological exhibits…
Kalyan Minaret is a sacred symbol of Islamic culture located in Bukhara. For several centuries this tower overlooks Bukhara, showing its greatness. After all, it is not coincidence that the minaret bears the name of Kalyan, which means «great». Such masterpieces of architecture are also situated at the foot of the minaret as the Kalyan mosque and the Miri-Arab madrasah.
Kaja-Gaukushon complex is the architectural object of worship in Buhkara. The complex consists of madrasah, mosque and minaret, all of which were built in different years. The minaret is only slightly inferior in height to the Kalyan minaret. Gaukushon means “killing bulls”, and there was a cattle slaughterhouse earlier. Lyab-i Hauz is a square in the center of Buhkara and is famous for it’s unique beauty. It is an artificial…
Miri-Arab madrasah can proudly be called a masterpiece of Islamic culture.It is located directly opposite the Kalyan mosque.Once Mir-Arab madrasah was the only spiritual Muslim educational institution in Central Asia. It produced a large number of muftis, among which was the late President of the Chechen Republic, Ahmad Kadyrov.
Tash-Khovli Palace is a building located on the territory of Icha-Kala of Khiva. It was built by the initiative of Alla Kuli-Khan in the 19th century. It consists of 163 room, a harem with a yard, mekhmonhona (hotel), and arzkhona (court). The Palace is distinctive by its unforgettable palette of paints, pictures, and Khiva carving. The facade of the building is covered with a beautiful and unique ornament.
Juma mosque may be proudly called the spiritual center of Khiva. The definite peculiarity of the mosque is that the praying room has the roof which stands on the 200 poles of 4-5meter high. Each pole is covered with its own unique carving.
Ichan-Kala is a medieval town in the very heart of Khiva, untouched by the long history. The town is fenced by a massive wall 8-10 meters high and 5-6 meters wide and more than 2200 meters long. All these walls make the town very magnificent and impressive.
Ak-Saray Palace is one of the main treasures of the Temurids dynasty. It is located in the city of Shakhrisabz, the hometown of Amir Temur. The palace included a lot of buildings. Tt was fenced with a wall around the perimeter, which made it an unapproachable fortress.