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Itchan Kala

Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Silk Road Disney.

The old walled town of Khiva...or Uzbekistan's first Disneyland as we dubbed it. This is a Unesco... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A mind blowing experience

We walked and walked in this area - its small, its compact. its delightful. Regrettably we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“walled city” (15 reviews)
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The old walled town of Khiva...or Uzbekistan's first Disneyland as we dubbed it. This is a Unesco world heritage site, and in danger of loosing that status any minute now. As our guide said, it has been "reconstructed". Not conserved, protected or restored, but reconstructed....More

Thank SP64SP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked and walked in this area - its small, its compact. its delightful. Regrettably we were here only for one night. The night time lighting of the monuments - do NOT miss. The whole city, especially this area, has an incredible charm to it.

Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most well preserved walled medieval cities in the world, let alone Central Asia, Khiva's old city is worth the long drive out to the isolated city. Even though you can cover most of it two or three hours, it is recommended to...More

Thank Brogan J
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Khiva's Old Walled Town is one of the most well-preserved in Central Asia. It is also one of the most atmospheric. Compared to other silk road towns in Uzbekistan, like Samarkand and Bukhara, Khiva is much smaller in its size. Though still quite touristy, its...More

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old city. Worth two days. We came in on the night train from Tashkent. Had half a day and a full day. That was enough. I liked to small town feel, easy shopping. Less crazy than in other larger cities. Very photogenic structures. Slim...More

Thank craigalin
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nicely preserved historical site. Most signage includes English translation. However, local women tend to hover around tour groups to hawk their scarves and socks, etc. They're not pushy, which is great, but it still diminished the experience a bit.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I first time in my life had visited Khiva and was surprised with the Ichan Kala. It`s really old city with feeling of history of region. Madrasah, Emir`s palace, Mosque with hundreds of pillars and etc all is awesome! I will visit next time with...More

Thank GM_Farrukh
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The small area of the walled city is so full of wonderful sights every way you turn. There is a lot of restoration and it does take on a bit of a film set feeling but is facination non the less. There are a lot...More

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The view of the old city from above is a definite thing to include. Start at the north gate and go west and then south to an end around the Ark, at which point you have the best view over the religious city. Unfortunately it...More

Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Loved the area fascinating to image people living in these buildings poets teachers etc, Loved the peace and tranquility of the Juma Mosque as it is a bit different to the others.

Thank 227Veggie2016
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