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How you see it in your mind

The Kuhna Ark fortress is part of the Itchan Kala in Khiva Uz, literally just down the street from... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
Entrance fee not really worth the view

Sure, it is the highest place at the Khiva wall which gives you a good overview of the old town... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Roman J
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Arang-khan began the construction of this citadel complex in 1686, which contains a house for khan, the members of his family and dignitaries.
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“throne room” (3 reviews)
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Kuhna Ark fortress is part of the Itchan Kala in Khiva Uz, literally just down the street from our hotel while we were in the city in July 2017. The fortress is how I picture all ancient fortresses when I read books about shahs...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Sure, it is the highest place at the Khiva wall which gives you a good overview of the old town. During our visit to top level was closed and the view one level town was nice but not really breathtaking and worth the entrance fee.

1  Thank Roman J
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This citadel is the old fortress within the walls of Khiva. It has some beautiful wall decoration and lovely carved doors. Well worth a visit

1  Thank ColchesterSleeper
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I'm not really one for searching out 'perfect' photo spots for sunrise and sunset, but I would make an exception for this! The walls of Khiva are a remarkable monument in general, but up here at sunset was very very beautiful!

2  Thank scmp79
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

If you are physically fit, you must get on the citadel and walk around. This is the best way to see Khiva old city. The best view, really. I spent an hour on the top taking pictures.

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Ark is part of the historical heart of Khiva and the buildings must be seen with their exquisite tiling and wood carving of the pillars. It is also a good place to be at sunset if one climbs up to the viewing platform at...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

It is a living museum, very interesting site, good for photography, must have a guide to get the historical background. Walking on the wall is recommended in the evening summer time.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Located within the walls of Khiva's old city, the entrance to this citadel is cheap and surely worth it. If you can, try to visit near to sunset - the views across the old city are incredible as the sun blankets the city in an...More

1  Thank Brogan J
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The citadel or palace Kunya Ark is visited by minimum 90 percent of travelers coming in Khiva. Even if its harem is now closed the summer mosque, reception hall and the observation tower offer you nice impressions.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The harem is particularly interesting, note the Swastika symbol at the apartment of the Khan's senior wife as a marking of seniority and blessing

1  Thank דרור ר
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Response from stevieblooz | Reviewed this property |
did this as part of a tour and I think it was a ticket that covers many sights in the city although if you want to go up to the watchtower there is an extra cost. But really the admission prices to historic monuments in... More
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