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Tash-Khovli Palace in Khiva

Tash-Khovli Palace, Khiva

The palace Tash-Khovli was built in the eastern part of the inner city in the first half of the nineteenth century. Tash-Khovli Palace consists of three yards has rectangular plan, in the southern part are the receiving yard, Arz-Khovli, and a yard for entertainment, Ishrat-Khovli.

The northern part is occupied by a harem. Labyrinths of corridors join the yards and buildings. The brothers and relatives of the khan lived in the palace. The two gates face the west and south. All the constructions were built from the high quality bricks. The fencing walls of the palace end up with figured cogs. From the flatness of the wall, the high well-portioned towers stand out.

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