Khiva is one of those beautiful, amazing, peaceful, magical places. Its center forms the town-museum of Uzbekistan and the end of the ancient Silk Road. Khiva is an architectural marvel of mud brick, dotted with tiles. There is up to 16 madrasas, mosques, tombs, palaces, caravanserais, well preserved thanks to a conservation program of the Soviet Union in the 70's and 80's. Today, if I'm not mistaken, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you can see how, almost in the shadows of its walls, some locals kill a lamb, probably for a family celebration, how woven silks are dyed and couples get married.