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Unbelievable Ichan Qala

Ichan Qala is inner City surrounded with walls. Roughly 600x400 meters, more than 350 families... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
abrorv
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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amazing spectacular whole city museum

Khiva inner city is an impressing monumental city, with more than 60 architectural monuments, that... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
NATHAN1909
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ichan Qala is inner City surrounded with walls. Roughly 600x400 meters, more than 350 families still reside there and I strongly recommend to stay with one of them (Family House) to really connect with history. 2-3 days are needed to really explore the city. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Reached Itchan Kala late afternoon so it was quite a whirlwind tour before the sun set. Lots of walking. Remember to wear good walking shoes. Beautiful old buildings (some not so old as they were rebuilt after the earthquake) but the story behind some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SingaporeNancy
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Khiva inner city is an impressing monumental city, with more than 60 architectural monuments, that you will not visit all, and you will probably not remember their names, but you will for sure, be amazed flying with your imagination to the mysterious and glorious days...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

The history is too interesting as always and the walled in place just is incredible to rewind, rest and just revel in the splendour

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sightsee611662
Reviewed 3 January 2019

This is an experience I will never forget. This small museum city is a living and breathing artifact from the past. Ancient architect mixed with local living in their home within city walls combines into a very unique experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ev M
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Words are not enough to describe this amazing world heritage site, the minarets ,the madarsas and the mosques all in one place ! One feels like one is revisiting the old sil route town ,its essence still intact....the colours stand out amid the ecru walls,and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Punjkaran
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

High-point of the trip to “The Five Stans”. Even better than Samarkand and Bukhara and they are hard to beat, November is the wedding season and there were at least a dozen weddings taking place on a single day!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 29 November 2018

The whole city feels like you are in old ages. However, the restaurants are too expensive for uzbek rates.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leonora V
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Khiva is a bit hard to get to for visitors with little time to spend in Uzbekistan, who often limit themselves to Tashkent, Bukhara & Samarkand, but it's too fascinating a city to miss. You may have to fly in and out of the nearby...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nijifrank
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Even though tourists are starting to flock to this site, the experience is still real. With locals living within the vicinity. In the 32 hours I was there, I saw 4 weddings, a funeral, a circumcision ceremony and a lot of Dancing in the streets,

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mike J
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Hi, now im in khiva price 100.000 som =12 dollars
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Best way to get there is by train I used a travel agent in Tashkent to get all my train tickets, but you can do it yourself the rail head for Khiva is Ugench and then you take a taxi its a straight run in haggle with the... More
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