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Alla-Kuli-khan caravan-serai.

Architectural monuments of Khiva.

In 1806 to gate Palvab Darvaza the long gallery with the trading premises blocked by domes has been attached. This gate had the most brisk street, at Alla-Kuli-khan (1825 - 1842) the trading life of city has been concentrated. In XIX century with expansion of economic relations with Bukhara, Persia and Russia Khiva needed the new trading areas.
So, in 1832 - 1833 under the order of Alla-Kuli-khan the huge caravan-serai here has been constructed, for this purpose it was necessary to break a wall Ichang-Kaly at palace Tash Khauli.
The caravan-serai intended for accommodation of merchants, storage of the goods and trade. He consists of the big court yard and two-storeyed construction lhudjr. The building a caravan-serai has the form of the rectangular extended from the south on the north.
The caravan-serai is constructed as madrasah and has 105 rooms. Living rooms settled down on the second floor, and warehouses and trading counters - on the first. It is the unique saved caravan-serai of Khoresm.
Caravan-serai Alla-Kuli-khan on architecture is rather similar on typical madrasah. In him the central pass is connected directly with a court yard. Around of a court yard are placed in two floors khudjr: bottom are intended for storage of the goods, top - for habitation.
Before a caravan-serai along a facade the covered market - тим is located. The big court yard is surrounded by a two-storeyed building. The sizes of a construction 69 x 58 meters, 46.3 x 42.4 meters.
Thus, on one place trade, storage of the goods and hotel for merchants have been concentrated. Tim and a caravan-seari of steel one of the brisk places in the neighbourhood with the city market.

Authority:
«Khiva city and legends» the tourist guidebook across Khiva.