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The harem, the receptions hall and the judgement hall are three parts of the palace tash khovli... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Two entrances, do not miss both. Harem and historical sight. To be checked out, really lovely... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah Kuli Khan.
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The harem, the receptions hall and the judgement hall are three parts of the palace tash khovli. The labyrynth style construction of the palace and the colors of its Harem guaranty a wonderful visit. Recommended.

Thank Beeckk7888
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Two entrances, do not miss both. Harem and historical sight. To be checked out, really lovely courtyard

Thank JD D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Large old Palace, complete with harem. Ornate ancient Muslim architecture. One of the best (must see) historical buildings to visit whilst in the old city of Khiva.

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been to this place many times but I suggest you take a guide to tell you more of the historical details. The palace is comparatively huge and consists of many different beautiful parts, including the harem. Definitely recommend this place even if you don't have...More

1  Thank Mamed A
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Lovely courtyard, paint work and tiles. The site has two sections accessed by different entrances, make sure you visit both! It is lovely to seek out he courtyards and sit in them with sun reflecting off the walls. Not many souvenir sellers here unlike in...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Also took a guided tour through this palace and it brings it to life with the tales of the families and multiple wives etc. The exhibits internally were quite tired and not in english so it made the guide more essential. Still worth a wander...More

Thank DJ 2
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This was where the harem of the old Khanate of Khiva resided in former days. I was particularly impressed with the intricate mosaic tile-work and beautiful patterns, all highly intricate and detailed, in lovely shades of blue and turquoise. Particularly impressive, for those prepared to...More

1  Thank JP1946
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is even more exquisite than the palace in the Kunya-Ark. Not only is the tiling of greater quality, but many of the painted ceilings survive and are simply stunning. The harem is part of the visit, again beautifully tiled and painted. remarkably, the Khagan's...More

1  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Tash Khauli has some fine tiles and wood painted ceilings. You have two different entrances to the palace and seems to be no connection between the two parts. It's fee is part of the city's ticket.

Thank Joliveira1976
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a really cool place with lots to be discovered if you're in to exploring. I would give yourself at least an hour to go through all the back rooms and hallways. Beautiful porticos also with recent restorations also adorn the ceilings.

Thank Dave F
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