In a city which is a living museum, one passes by monuments of antiquity and importance without realising what they are. Near our hotel Arkanchi was a small white domed structure, sunken below the road level.
As i passed it by i saw a couple of children playong there and found it interesting.
After returning home while i was looking up books on Uzbekistan, i found that this is the Aq mosque ( White mosque ) of Khiva built on the orders of Anusha-khan (1663–
1687) in the middle of the 17th century.
As is my habit, i immediately photograph anything interesting to be processed later.
Anotjer interesting feature of Uzbekistan mosques is the concept of winter and summer mosques.
While winter mosques are indoors, summers are usually one side open aiwans with wooden columns.