Khiva is an heiress of the great ancient world. Being one of the most longstanding Asian cities Khiva was established in the 5th century BC. For many ages Silk Road was traversing the main Central Asian cities connecting the east and west. Merchants stopped here rest. Drinking the crystal water from the source, they spoke with pleasure the words “Hey wah” (Oh, how great!). Therefore local inhabitants have given this place the name “Kheivahk”. This bewitching legend narrates about the early establishment of the city of Khiva.