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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 09 Jan 2017

Ak Mosque, Khiva, Uzbekistan



Ak-Mosque ('White Mosque') was built by order of Anush-khan (1663-1687) in the middle of the 17th century. This is a small district mosque situated near Palvan-darvaza gates. The winter building with a prayer hall has a white conical dome. The mosques' mihrab is in the very middle of the southern wall. A column aivan surrounds three sides of the winter hall. Windows of the mosque are decorated with Ganch lattices.

Ak Mosque, Khiva
Ak Mosque, Khiva


Epigraphic and ornamental carving covers the doors. They have inscriptions showing the date - 1838-1842 and masters' names - Nur Muhammad son of Adin Qalandar and Qalandar son of Seyid Muhammad.
A newer photo of Ak Mosque
A newer photo of Ak Mosque
Anush Khah's Bathhouses
Chadra Hauli
Complex of Seyid-Biy and Palvan-Kari Minaret
Djuma Mosque
Hazarasp
Ichan-Qala
Islam Khodja Ensemble
Kunya-Ark of Kurinysh-Khan
Madrasah of Arab-Khan and Muhammad-Amin-Inak
Madrasah of Khurdjum and Allakuli-Khan
Madrasah of Kutlug-Murad-Inak and Abdullah-Khan
Madrasah of Matniyaz Divan-Beghi
Madrasah of Muhammad Rahim Khan
Mausoleum of Seyid Ala Ad-Din
Minaret of Djuma Mosque
Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah and Kalta-Minor
Necropolis of Khiva Khans
Old City
Pahlavan Mahmud Necropolis
Tash Hauli Harem
Tash Hauli Palace