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Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum is the holiest site in Khiva and it belongs to the highlights of any city tour. It is named after Pakhlavan Mahmud (1247-1325), a local craftsman making fur hats who was also a talented poet and a  famous wrestler. The local hero was entombed here, at the former place of his workshop but it soon  became a pilgrimage site and several khans decided to be buried here as well. They turned the small mausoleum into a spectacular emerald-green domed shrine.

Published in Khiva

Built between 1906 and 1912 by khan Muhammad Rahim Bahadur II for his son, Isfandiyar this palace is an eclectic mix of Central Asian and European styles. It is located outside Itchan Kala in Dishon Kala about 10 minutes by foot from Hotel Sobir Arkanchi.

Published in Khiva