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Itchan Kala

Khiva, Uzbekistan
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THis is the place where you will travel back to the old centuries. Walking on the walls, walking in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tallinn, Estonia
Fairy-tale city

Khiva is a compact version of Samarkand and Bukhara combined. It's a fairy-tale city that has... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
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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)
“silk road” (20 reviews)
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis is the place where you will travel back to the old centuries. Walking on the walls, walking in the citadel when it gets dark,,, its just fantastic...

Thank d1mfokin
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Khiva is a compact version of Samarkand and Bukhara combined. It's a fairy-tale city that has everything in it but a smaller version. The walking is easy, mostly flat surface and well preserved buildings. Definitely a must see in Khiva.

1  Thank Geminican
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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This walled old city appears to have been fully revitalised with quite a lot of historical content ready to be shown.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

1  Thank fieldarcher
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