Malika Hotels in KhivaMalika Khiva, Malika Kheivak and Malika Khorezm are three modern hotels built in national style represent famous chain of Malika hotels in Uzbekistan.
Malika Khiva Hotel opened in May, 2004. It is situated directly opposite the main Ata Darvaza gates of the Ichan Qala. It has the indisputably best view in all of Khiva!
Malika Kheivak is a new hotel, built in 2008. The hotel is located in the center of Ichan Qala, the historical fortress of Khiva, next to the Islam Khoja Minaret. The perfect location, rooms in national style and very great service from the hotel's staff makes it the perfect place to stay while visiting Khiva.
Malika Khorezm Hotel is located one block from the gates of the ancient old town of Khiva near the Art Museum. The decor of each hotel is classic Uzbek and cozy. The authentic Uzbek and European cuisine is unforgettable.
Khiva - the City MuseumDuring XI and XII centuries, Khiva was a small town-fortress. Like other towns of Khorezm, Khiva was destroyed by Mongolian invation. From the second half of XVI century as the capital of Khorezm, Khiva became one of the important cities of the Central Asia. In XVIII century Khiva was ruined over nomad's forays, ruinous intestine wars, and invasion of the Iranian Army.
At the beginning of 19th century a new dynasty of rulers came to power. This period is characterized by a great construction works. Majolica, marble, paintings, carving was widely used in construction of many architectural monuments in Khiva: minarets, mosques, and madrassahs.
Skillful craftsmen were engaged in decoration of new buildings with carved doors and columns and beautiful ornaments. In accordance with the medieval architectural traditions, Khiva was divided into the inner town Ichan Kala, where Khan had his residence and were most of the monuments were constructed, and Dishan Kala, the outer town, where most of the citizens lived and worked. more