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Tura Murad-Tura Minaret

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Great views, steep and narrow stairs

Wonderful view that is really worth to climb. A recommendation, though, make sure you're wearing... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Tina Q
Moscow, Russia
The climb is a little precarious but well worth the view

Make sure that you visit late afternoon when the sun is not so strong for the best views. Remember... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shaun C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Tura Murad-Tura Minaret is located opposite the northwestern corner of Muhammad Rahim-khan Madrasah. It was built next to a Makhallya's mosque bearing the same name by Tura Murad-Tura, brother of Muhammad Rakhimkhan II.
Itchan qala complex, Khiva 220900, Uzbekistan
+998 90 648 29 24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure that you visit late afternoon when the sun is not so strong for the best views. Remember that the city is very much dominated by sand coloured buildings and in the strong sunlight, the view is not so impressive. Go later and you...More

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The stairs can be a bit uneven and you should have a flashlight or the light of your cellphone turned on for the dark. The view from the top is nice but not jaw dropping.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The impressively tall minaret will charge for the tortuous climb to the top. be sure to bring a torch or at least you mobile to light the dark corners of the narrow tall stairs. However, after a hard climb, the top does not exactly provide...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Up a steep dark winding set of uneven steps but the effort is worth it. You are rewarded with a magnificent view of the whole area. There is an entry fee. .75p !

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I Cant remember how much it cost, but it wasnt much and it was a real highlight for me. The climb isnt that easy so you should have some level of fitness, I would recommend bringing a bottle of water (I didn't and I wished...More

1  Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Beautiful to look at, interesting (be cautious) to climb, with good views at the top. Personally I think the views from the watch tower are better tho. Not child friendly, steep and narrow stairs. Cost is 5000 som to go up.

1  Thank Carli M
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This site is a must see. The site is helpfull: you cannot miss this beautifull minaret. Walk around Khiva and surprise yourself.

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Yes - you can climb this, and if in good health, you must! As expected the view from the top is breathtaking. Take care on the winding stairs...

1  Thank dr_iggy
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Wonderful view that is really worth to climb. A recommendation, though, make sure you're wearing the right shoes as the stairs are tall, narrow and very slippery. Your Khiva ticket won't get you there, you have to pay extra, about 2000 soms.

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Use this minaret for your daily cardio and get a beautiful sceneray of Khiva. It's worth walking upstairs for this view.

3  Thank Mamed A
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