Cities were traditionally split into two, isolated one from another as in Khiva: an internal town - Ichan-Kala (the shakhristan), and an external town - Dishan-Kala (the rabad).
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The most ancient, of the remaining architectural constructions of Khiva, is Sheikh Seyid Allauddin’s mausoleum, dating back to the early part of the XIV century.
Read more: The Sheikh Seyid Allauddin’s mausoleum
The Muhammad Rakhim-Khan madrasah is one of the largest in Khiva and the most well known in Central Asia.
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The Islam Khodzha ensemble, consisting of the smallest madrasah and the highest minaret of Khiva, goes back in form to the ancient minarets of the XI and XII centuries, and is located in the south-eastern part of the Ichan-Kala.
Read more: The Islam Khodzha ensemble
The Nurullay palace is in the north-west part of Dishan-Kala. It was constructed in 1906-1912 by the order of the Mohammad Rakhim-khan II for his son - the future Jsfandiyar-khan.
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