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Citadel Kunya-ark

Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Building itself not overly impressive, with mainly its open air mosques with intricate tiling as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joost G
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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One of the best city from Khiva. The inside blue tiled mosque is magnificent! Many locals visit it... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
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20 Apr 2017
5 Nov 2016
“Silk Road Treasure”
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Building itself not overly impressive, with mainly its open air mosques with intricate tiling as main draws. However, access to the watch tower (little extra fee payable) provides a great view over the walled city (from next to the west gate providing views on the...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best city from Khiva. The inside blue tiled mosque is magnificent! Many locals visit it, so you can have some fun.

Thank JD D
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The old citadel of Khiva has been both well preserved and partly reconstructed. There are wonderful city walls as they would have originally appeared. The streets inside have been well maintained with most historical points of interest on the main north-south and east-west roads. The...More

Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Khiva is deservedly listed by UNESCO. The old town has been preserved and reconstructed within the forbidding ancient walls and every lane reveals a treasure of architecture or archaeology. The mosques and madrasahs have superb blue tiles and most have found a modern use -...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Khiva Old City is a wonderful place to explore, fairly compact with much of historical interest. The ancient citadel is full of exquisite ancient Islamic architecture with mosques, madrassas, tombs and temples. Having an English (or French, German etc as applicable) is an absolute must...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Climb the walls and walk on top of them. There is only one point from where you can do that near one of the gates and pay a small amout of money. But the views are fantastic. Be very careful on the stairs and on...More

Thank Emil-Nistor
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Detailed and explanatory introduction into the old and exciting history of Khiva. Also offers great views over Khiva!

Thank mrviflot
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Not sure why this isnt number 1.. as this is a great Citadel in pristine condition! Make sure you spend a few hours to wander around the streets and do this at both night and day as you get 2 very difference experiences. I found...More

1  Thank Luke K
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Apparently, the word "ark" in old Farsi /Uzbek means "place of safety" and nowhere more so is this visible than in Khiva. The tall mud-brick walls, 12 feet thick at least in places, is testament to this and encircles the old city, with an inner...More

Thank JP1946
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

View the city from here - it's brilliant. Stairs a bit worn, though. Could almost imagine what it must have felt like up here centuries ago.

Thank stpn_fz
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