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Another of my Khiva favourites!

This old palace and harem is really worth seeing - beautifully preserved tilework alongside... read more

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Ann M
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As far as Khiva "museums" go, one of he better ones

This is a palace rather than a medeseh, and probably that is he reason why it has something to... read more

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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah Kuli Khan.
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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. Being a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are glad that we saw this palace. Tiles are so beautiful. We went back again in the morning to take more photos.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

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

Thank Adele M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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...

Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 20 December 2017

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.

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 18 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

One of the many interesting and historic sites in Khiva. I would definitely recommend a guide to show you this area

Thank Paul B
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