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This old palace and harem is really worth seeing - beautifully preserved tilework alongside renovated areas, so you can clearly imagine the set-up for the King, his 4 wives and his concubines! If you have free time on your trip, it's worth going back when...More
This is a palace rather than a medeseh, and probably that is he reason why it has something to other in the terms of interior.
Five beautiful ayvans covered with blue tiles and decorated wooden ceilings are a good enough reason to visit.
I was impressed by the oldest part of the palace, the harem, built around a courtyard. I stepped into the sumptuous bed chamber, where the khan's wives and concubines presented themselves and the other rooms on the opposite side of the courtyard were occupied by...More
Stunning interior of the King's chamber, the mosaic walls, quarters of 4 Queens and 40 concubines...easy to walk right by if you don't have a guide - to the left of the east gate the outer walls are nondescript...
The palace incorporates Emir’s dwelling and separate dwellings for his four wi Es. That evidently was not enough for Emir. It has a section for courtesans, kitchens etc. nicely decorated and interesting
Possibly the most beautiful building in Khiva, the Stone Palace/Tash Khauli has so many intricately designed areas you don’t know how you could look at it all in one day and appreciate the immense amount of work that went in to making it so divine....More
They have special exhibitions inside and this place used to the private palace of the king's family where no ordinary people can go. Go with a guide so you know what to look for. Not big, but interesting, spend 30 minutes there should be sufficient.
We had a good visit to the palace. Most of the time was spent in the harem area. Visiting where the Khan had his private chamber and the courtyard and small rooms where the ladies of the harem lived was very interesting.