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Itchan Kala

Khiva, Uzbekistan
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excellent old city of Khiva

Itchan Kala is really the old city of Khiva with which has been turned into the State Historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rochester, New York
Working Walled Old City With Rich Content

This walled old city appears to have been fully revitalised with quite a lot of historical content... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Eric L
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old town” (15 reviews)
“walled city” (16 reviews)
“fairy tale” (5 reviews)
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Itchan Kala is really the old city of Khiva with which has been turned into the State Historical Archaeological Museum. No cars allowed in part of the city so cool to walk around Many sights are inside the old city including the Friday mosque, the...More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This walled old city appears to have been fully revitalised with quite a lot of historical content ready to be shown. The shops and cafe are well organised like a department store for tourists enjoyment. Despite the lost of authenticity, it is a pleasant site...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

There are a lot of museums inside Itchan-Kala, where you just need to buy a ticket from the West gate and you will be able to visit all the museum inside, except minaret and one of the tall wall. The ticket lasts for 2 days....More

1  Thank Chua X
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable site . It's looks like you are in an old story place . It looks like our childhood books story city . You cannot even imagine that ,there is an old city like that . The looks like , sandy palaces, that are building...More

Thank yehiel r
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Well preserved ancient site with easy walking. Possible to visit the main sites in one day. A must do if in the area

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Lovely experience to see all these old buildings. For the price of 5 euros we could visit basically all the main things of the old town.

Thank bigwik
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Khiva is by no means the oldest city in the Khorazim region of Uzbekistan, but chance has made it the best preserved 'old' city in the country. About 3,000 people live in the city a athlete are many small boutique hotels to service the growing...More

Thank Elyssebeth
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Well if like me you love the silk road this place is a must see a world heritage site with much to see and do make sure you visit all the gates as this will give you an idea of the domestic side of life...More

Thank fieldarcher
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I cannot describe in words how awestruck I was on entering this enclosed city. The very first impression is of the striking Kalta minor or Half drum which is an amazing structure of turquoise mosaic . Walking through the main thoughfare from the entrance one...More

Thank zabo
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This site is an amazing living museum. A lot to cover, need plenty of water in hot day, good pair of foot wear. Evening walk is also great. Often live music at night for the tourists

Thank tamimolime
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