Kalta Minor is the Islamic religious building and it is the iconic symbol of the city of Khiva in Uzbekistan. This minaret is situated in front of the façade of Muhammad Amin-khan Madrassah and it is covered with gorgeous blue and green tiles which is contrast to the nearby building. It was built in 1852 by the ruler of the Khwarezm Mohammad Amin Khan.
He intentionally to build this minaret as high as possible in order to see everything all the way to Hukhara but it is just a story because Bukhara is nearly 400 km away. The minaret was left 26 meters tall as the construction was stopped due to the death of Mohammad Amin Khan in the fight with Turkmens in Serakh.
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