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The only actual example of mosaic work in Khiva

...and seemingly it is not the original one either. Regardless, it looks stunning. Both from the... read more

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Best building in Khiva

You cannot miss this monument with tile roof, it is visible from every where you walk in city... read more

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This mausoleum is of the 14th-century poet and sage Pakhlavan Makhmud, who was proclaimed a Muslim saint since he belonged to the Kungrad Dynasty.
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

...and seemingly it is not the original one either. Regardless, it looks stunning. Both from the inside and the outside. Obviously, not included in the combined ticket, because why would they - the walking moneybags will pay anyway. It has a religious significance, so expect...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot miss this monument with tile roof, it is visible from every where you walk in city walls. Inside mosaics and tiles are so beautiful that it is worth to visit inside.

Thank Funda
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This Mausoleum marks the final resting place of Pakhlavan Makmud, a local wrestler, pote and furrier who unexpectedly became a revered saint. You enter the complex through a portal that opens onto a courtyard framed by the summer mosque and well. Each surface of the...More

Thank Adele M
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

For me this was the highlight of Khiva. The tile work in the mausoleum is indescribably beautiful. Beyond the asthetics the mausoleum is a site of pilgrimage with a Iman who recites a verse of the Koran when requested by a pilgrim. You can take...More

Thank Kiwitraveler59
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum is a must-see in Khiva. The tiling is absolutely magnificent, wonderful for keen photographers. There is a small and beautifully tiled tomb inside.

1  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud in Khiva is stunning. I’m not sure I need to say any more than that truly but I will say that it is so peaceful, gorgeous and as others have said before, let the hordes of tourists file out and...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is one of the most sacred place in Khiva. A must see. The pilgrims came here to get the holy water and pray. The decoration inside the mosque is so beautiful, one of better ones in Khiva.

1  Thank Geminican
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum is a must to see site. You need to have an informed guide to provide the historical perspective and significance of the site.

1  Thank tamimolime
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pahlawan Mamud was a saint leader, skilled craftsman, well-known poet and powerful fighter which made him one of the most known people of all history of Uzbekistan. The mausoleum of Pahlawan Mahmud probably has the most beautiful decorations of all Khiva.

Thank Centasia
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The history of Machmoud Pakhlavan is amazing as well as the philosophy underlying his life and achievements. Again a local guide can explain and greatly improve the travel experience in Uzbekistan whose rich and varied culture is not well known in the West

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