Ichan-Qala, Khiva, Uzbekistan
There are more than sixty architectural monuments: palaces, mosques, madrasah, minarets and mausoleums there. Kunya-Ark fortress was built in the 17th century in Ichan-Qala for khan's administration. Each of Ichan-Qala's four walls has own gates (darvaza). The western gates - Ata-darvaza are close to Kunya-Ark, the northern - Bahcha-darvaza are on the way to Urgench, the eastern - Palvan-darvaza lead to Hazarasp and the Amu-Darya River and the southern - Tash-darvaza to the Qarakum Desert. Ata-darvaza were destroyed in 1920 and restored in the 1970s.