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Itchan Kala

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Address: Khiva, Uzbekistan
Phone Number:
914224471
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.

The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.

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amazing palace/fortress with coplete view of old Khiwa

absolutely wonderful view. Make use of the entrance ticket to see the place in morning AND afternoon. Different angles to be fotographed. View along the city wall from on top is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One day is not enough to visit the whole city of Khiva. Get a map and slowly visit one place at a time. Its good to have a local guide who can provide interesting explanations of each building. Don't forget your camera. Could see newly weds taking their wedding pictures there.

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Thank Zainal S
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

absolutely wonderful view. Make use of the entrance ticket to see the place in morning AND afternoon. Different angles to be fotographed. View along the city wall from on top is stunning. Take your time to absorb this view, don't rush here !

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Thank axel1707
Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Itchan-Kala can be taken in many ways. Some people will say that the place is boring, for some others it looks like fairy tale, and for some others like a document from medieval time. Each point of view is true. First - the city is not really well preserved as one may think. The city is restored, rebuild, revitalized. We... More 

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1 Thank MLMaj
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

In my personal rating Ichan Kala is #1 attraction in Uzbekistan. You can wander in the narrow lanes of the ancient yet living city for hours, talk to people selling funny hats, hide in the shades of the walls. Love that place, love the people living there, who are friendly, simple and super polite. Hope to be back one day.

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1 Thank Aido4ka
UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Itchan Kala is wonderfully preserved. The whole city is amazing, however, mainly from the outside. Unfortunately, there is not much inside the Madrassas (some sort of museums) and not really worth to pay the 32,000 sum entry fee. However, as the ticket gets you pretty much everywhere in the Old Town, it is kind of a must. The both palaces... More 

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The centre of Khiva is a place to wander - no traffic - all the little lanes within the ancient walls lead to fabulous old buildings. You can't take a bad photo!

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Thank Elizabeth K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Once you have passed through the ancient mud walls you enter into what one other reviewer accurately refers to as a "living museum". Both history and stunning examples of ancient Muslim architecture at every turn. Easy to walk around but get a guide to avoid getting lost in the small alleys. Plenty of good bars and restaurants. Khiva is a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Itchan Kala is in fact the old town of Khiva. This is a must visit when in Uzbekistan. Almost every building is a wonder, streets are narrow and loof like in the old times but at the same time full of life. There are a lot of small shops evrywhere with a large range of souvenirs at reasonable prices (don't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

What an extraordinary place! Once inside the massive city walls you are thrown back in time with historic monuments everywhere. We stayed in the centre which meant that everything was within walking distance. Our tour guide lead us from one impressive venue to another. Just walking around yourself, you can marvel at the impressively decorated mosques, madrassas, museums and so... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Walking around Itchan Kala which is the oldest part of the city is encircled by brick walls and within it there are some superb examples of Islamic architecture.

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