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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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 taxi driver
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where you will find time tables the throught train runs every other day costs around $20 fro the train but as its a sleeper saves on a hotel