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Magical City on The Silk Road

A beautiful historic city which is fascinating to walk around on your own. Particularly beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shaun C
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Wonderful city

It's the city rather than individual buildings that is the attraction in Khiva. The whole place is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James H
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Noosa Heads
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed today via mobile

There should be two parts to the review. The first: Itchan Kala itself, which is the walled old City of Khiva. And the second: Itchan Kala as the "open air museum". The city is stunningly photogenic. Not as historically interesting as Bukhara or Samarkand, but...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid the entrance to all the museums 100 000 sums (probably more than we should have). It gave us access to all the madrasas and museums of the city. However, they were very disappointing. Most of the time, there were just a few rooms...More

2  Thank Hoile92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful historic city which is fascinating to walk around on your own. Particularly beautiful and mystical at night and at sunset. You should climb the watch tower on the western wall to get the best views. You have to pay a supplement to do...More

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the city rather than individual buildings that is the attraction in Khiva. The whole place is just lovely to stroll around. I am so glad they have managed to preserve this gem.of the silk road.

Thank James H
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The entire walled fort is a UNESCO site...find lodgings inside for the full experience. Bring your very best shoes for uneven surfaces - the streets are extremely rough in places.

Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you didn't see Khive dont say I saw the Uzbekistan. Itchan Kala has been preserved very well, people friendly and naive. Place give the opportunity to education on the medrese and how philosophers come up to ranks.

1  Thank ertan k
Reviewed 19 June 2018

There's so much to see. A day is enough for a tour, but ideally spend the night and walk around after the souvenir sellers are gone. Don't get a guide. I heard a lot of guides (for other people). Not one of them said anything...More

3  Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The well preserved old town area of Khiva is a step back in time. Truly wonderful. Spend the entire day here. Scenery gorgeous

Thank Questdoc
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

You will need close to a full day to see the sites and it will be a day well spent - the sites are stunning and the history amazing. To get the most out of the day make sure you have a good guide. My...More

1  Thank Kiwitraveler59
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This area is a photographers dream. The minarets and buildings have magnificent tiles and there are interesting mausoleums, all within the city walls. There are great cafes and restaurants, lots of great souvenir shops and also the UNESCO silk carpet workshop. Allow at least a...More

1  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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Mike J
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Hi, now im in khiva price 100.000 som =12 dollars
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Best way to get there is by train I used a travel agent in Tashkent to get all my train tickets, but you can do it yourself the rail head for Khiva is Ugench and then you take a taxi its a straight run in haggle with the... More
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