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Best views within the walled city of Khiva...

Located within the walls of Khiva's old city, the entrance to this citadel is cheap and surely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brogan J
Must-see in Khiva

The citadel or palace Kunya Ark is visited by minimum 90 percent of travelers coming in Khiva. Even... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
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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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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Brogan J
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.

Thank Beeckk7888
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

Thank דרור ר
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monument with amazing decorations and mosaics. From the roof, the view on the whole city of Khiva is excellent.

Thank NicolasCoat
Reviewed 29 May 2017

beautiful coloured tilework, lots of big courtyards and passageways and just a little imagination can take you right back to the times when westerners would not walk here

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Building itself not overly impressive, with mainly its open air mosques with intricate tiling as main draws. However, access to the watch tower (little extra fee payable) provides a great view over the walled city (from next to the west gate providing views on the...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best city from Khiva. The inside blue tiled mosque is magnificent! Many locals visit it, so you can have some fun.

Thank JD D
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The old citadel of Khiva has been both well preserved and partly reconstructed. There are wonderful city walls as they would have originally appeared. The streets inside have been well maintained with most historical points of interest on the main north-south and east-west roads. The...More

Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Khiva is deservedly listed by UNESCO. The old town has been preserved and reconstructed within the forbidding ancient walls and every lane reveals a treasure of architecture or archaeology. The mosques and madrasahs have superb blue tiles and most have found a modern use -...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Khiva Old City is a wonderful place to explore, fairly compact with much of historical interest. The ancient citadel is full of exquisite ancient Islamic architecture with mosques, madrassas, tombs and temples. Having an English (or French, German etc as applicable) is an absolute must...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
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2 August 2017|
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