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Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)

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Address: Khiva, Uzbekistan
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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah...

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

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Harem

Two entrances, do not miss both. Harem and historical sight. To be checked out, really lovely courtyard

Reviewed 1 week ago
JD D
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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254 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two entrances, do not miss both. Harem and historical sight. To be checked out, really lovely courtyard

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Large old Palace, complete with harem. Ornate ancient Muslim architecture. One of the best (must see) historical buildings to visit whilst in the old city of Khiva.

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been to this place many times but I suggest you take a guide to tell you more of the historical details. The palace is comparatively huge and consists of many different beautiful parts, including the harem. Definitely recommend this place even if you don't have too much time in Khiva.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely courtyard, paint work and tiles. The site has two sections accessed by different entrances, make sure you visit both! It is lovely to seek out he courtyards and sit in them with sun reflecting off the walls. Not many souvenir sellers here unlike in the Registan. It was nice that there were many local tourists here too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Also took a guided tour through this palace and it brings it to life with the tales of the families and multiple wives etc. The exhibits internally were quite tired and not in english so it made the guide more essential. Still worth a wander through though even if you don't have a guide, just Google the name and get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This was where the harem of the old Khanate of Khiva resided in former days. I was particularly impressed with the intricate mosaic tile-work and beautiful patterns, all highly intricate and detailed, in lovely shades of blue and turquoise. Particularly impressive, for those prepared to look upwards (far too many people are simply stunned by what they can see at... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is even more exquisite than the palace in the Kunya-Ark. Not only is the tiling of greater quality, but many of the painted ceilings survive and are simply stunning. The harem is part of the visit, again beautifully tiled and painted. remarkably, the Khagan's bedroom has the Khagan's bed with gold thread brocade over it. All parts were easily... More 

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Esmoriz, Portugal
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

The Tash Khauli has some fine tiles and wood painted ceilings. You have two different entrances to the palace and seems to be no connection between the two parts. It's fee is part of the city's ticket.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a really cool place with lots to be discovered if you're in to exploring. I would give yourself at least an hour to go through all the back rooms and hallways. Beautiful porticos also with recent restorations also adorn the ceilings.

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Thank Dave F
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

When visiting this palace you get a good insight into the Khans' life in this dry place. The refurbishment is done very nice and people take care off. Unfortunately all the treasury has gone (to museums out in the world and wherever), so you may not see too much of interior furnishing.

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