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Itchan Kala

Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Worth 2 days of your time

Beautiful old city. Worth two days. We came in on the night train from Tashkent. Had half a day and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bronx, New York
via mobile
Beautiful, but filled with people trying to sell you stuff

Nicely preserved historical site. Most signage includes English translation. However, local women... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle B
Pinckney, Michigan
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“walled city” (15 reviews)
“old town” (14 reviews)
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old city. Worth two days. We came in on the night train from Tashkent. Had half a day and a full day. That was enough. I liked to small town feel, easy shopping. Less crazy than in other larger cities. Very photogenic structures. Slim...More

Thank craigalin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely preserved historical site. Most signage includes English translation. However, local women tend to hover around tour groups to hawk their scarves and socks, etc. They're not pushy, which is great, but it still diminished the experience a bit.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I first time in my life had visited Khiva and was surprised with the Ichan Kala. It`s really old city with feeling of history of region. Madrasah, Emir`s palace, Mosque with hundreds of pillars and etc all is awesome! I will visit next time with...More

Thank GM_Farrukh
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The small area of the walled city is so full of wonderful sights every way you turn. There is a lot of restoration and it does take on a bit of a film set feeling but is facination non the less. There are a lot...More

Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The view of the old city from above is a definite thing to include. Start at the north gate and go west and then south to an end around the Ark, at which point you have the best view over the religious city. Unfortunately it...More

Thank NJ-Eric
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Loved the area fascinating to image people living in these buildings poets teachers etc, Loved the peace and tranquility of the Juma Mosque as it is a bit different to the others.

Thank 227Veggie2016
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Splendid walled city offering a broad pallet of well preserved sites, all accessible with a single, two day ticket (please mind; prices differ significantly from the LP with 103k Som for 2 + camera). Visit early ( <8 am) or later on the day (>20h...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A fine collection of old and restored houses, mosques, historical buildings, nice streets and a well restored city wall. Well worth the trip through the desert.

Thank Vijgeblad
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A great fortress city, buzzing with life and great to explore. Almost untouched by Russian influence, still shows the old ethnic way of life.

Thank manjusriKolkata
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Walking in the old town of Khiva is like traveling in time. You will enjoy it nettee in the late afteenoon, when hundreds of tourist have left the place and leave it quieter.

Thank Valérian B
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