Request Brochure

Our new brochures are out now!

Request to download or view your Wendy Wu Tours brochure online

The Award-Winning Tour Specialist
1300727998 Contact Us

Kalta-minor Minaret

Book your 2021/2022 tour holiday to Uzbekistan with Wendy Wu Tours

Travel Safe with our COVID Safe Protocols
Close

This unfinished minaret is one of Khiva’s most eye-catching landmarks.

The minaret is only 29 metres high but was intended to reach up to 80 metres or more! This is a more recent building, dating back only to 1855, but the tilework is exquisite and the stories surrounding the minaret’s construction are intriguing. One legend has it that the Emir of Bukhara, when he heard about the huge minaret under construction in Khiva, wanted to build a bigger one in Bukhara and commissioned the same architect to do this.

When the khan of Khiva heard about these plans, he gave orders to execute the architect as soon as he had finished the Khiva minaret. When this news reached the architect he fled, leaving the minaret unfinished.

Kalta-minor Minaret Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

  • Ultimate Uzbekistan

    Ultimate Uzbekistan

    13 days from $8,240pp

    • Tashkent
    • Nukus
    • Khiva
    • Bukhara
    • Samarkand
    View Tour
  • Road to Samarkand

    Road to Samarkand

    23 days from $13,420pp

    • Bishkek
    • Cholpon Ata
    • Karakol
    • Bokonbaevo
    • Tash Rabat
    • Kochkor
    • Chong Kemin
    • Fergana
    • Tashkent
    • Samarkand
    • Bukhara
    • Khiva
    • Tashkent
    View Tour
  • Journey through Central Asia

    Journey through Central Asia

    28 days from $16,900pp

    • Bishkek
    • Chon-Kemin
    • Bokonbayevo
    • Karakol
    • Almaty
    • Dushanbe
    • Khujand
    • Tashkent
    • Samarkand
    • Bukhara
    • Khiva
    • Ashgabat
    • Mary
    View Tour
View All Kalta-minor Minaret Tours

From our Blog

Read our latest articles or travel inspiration, exciting news about our destinations and all things Wendy Wu Tours