Sayid Alauddin Mausoleum


This small mausoleum dates to 1310 when Khiva was under the Golden Horde of the Mongol empire. You might find people praying in front of the 19th-century blue-tiled sarcophagus. Remove your shoes to see displays highlighting similar tombs over the border in Konye Urgench.

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