This fat, turquoise tiled minaret is an iconic symbol of Khiva. Construction began in 1851, under orders of Mohammad Amin Khan, who wanted to build a minaret tall enough to that he could see Bukhara from its top (Bukhara is about 400km away). Work on the minaret stopped in 1855, after the khan dropped dead. It remains unfinished to this day.
Kalta Minor Minaret, Khiva, Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan (Directions)