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We traveled to Khiva by the "night" train, which starts in Tashkent at 8:30pm (but can be joined along the route) and arrives in Khiva the following day at 11:00am. We spent five hours doing a self guided tour and enjoyed many sights. The map...More
The restored beauty of Itchan Kala helps appreciate a bygone era. All structures and monuments are amazingly beautiful. The walk through the old quarters with its quaint alleys and niches, its layout, the different quarters seamlessly connected, and the stunning blue minaret are the best...More
Spent 4 days in the Itchan Kala. Multiple entry ticket is worthwhile to gain access to all the major sights. City has been restored and has a bit of a living museum feel but is very interesting nonetheless. Main drawback is the presence of far...More
The fact this old walled-city that covers 26 HA has been retained as well as it is , is in itself amazing.The inner fortified city of Old Khiva is like stepping back a little in time with all the Madrassah's, Minarets and old buildings and...More
Open everyday from 8 AM to 8 PM. Museums inside the city are generally nothing special, but architecture is amazing. Take a lot of time (minimum a half a day) and read about this place something in one of the guide book before you visit....More
It's great to visit the old town of Khiva - you buy an entrance ticket which allows you access and maintenance of most historic buildings and museums. As it works with a QR code, you just scan the gate and walk through. The old town...More
Khiva does not have anyone site that overwhelms. It’s the city itself-it feels like you could be there 1000 years ago, especially at night when the throng of tourists dies down. With that in mind this is must see and included in you Khiva ticket.
After spending time in the remains of many old Turkmen cities such as Merv or Konya-Urgench it was such an eye opening experience to get into Itchan Kala. Here you get the feeling how a typical Silk Road city must have looked like in its...More
Hi, I have bought a VIP ticket covering all 16 sights. museums and allowing 2 days visit. I mention I was accommodated at a guesthouse in Itchan Kala - and I recommend it. . VIP ticket costs 150.000UZS (som, it is the... More
Hi, I have bought a VIP ticket covering all 16 sights. museums and allowing 2 days visit. I mention I was accommodated at a guesthouse in Itchan Kala - and I recommend it. . VIP ticket costs 150.000UZS (som, it is the local currency) If you enter the eastern gate you can walk freely around, without a ticket, but you can't enter the museums. Kalta Minor is a minaret, yousee it from outside, Anyway, I recommend to take a ticket, - there are also tickets for just one day - and visit he madrassas which are now museums. Everything is open all the day till usuallu at 17.00 - 18.00 hours in afternoon. Regarding a comment here about the camels, you are NOT charged if you take photos of camels only if you want to take a picture of YOURSELF WITH the camels. Otherwise , you can make even a video of the camels in Khiva - I did. Don't miss the museums and madrassas, their arhitecture is interesting and expositions rich. It is different form Bukhara and Samarkand, believe me! With you nice stay. And note: Uzbekistan is a cheap place - transport is cheap, most of museums do not charge anymore some extra fees for camera, food is very cheap and people are extremely friendly. So try to get accommodation inside the Ichan kala walls! If you go out and you don-t have a ticket, on rturn you have to buy one, except you use the eastern entrance, where locals enter with their cars, taxis etc.And the sights mentioned by you should NOT be missed, you are there for visiting, so, the almost 15 euro you would pay for the 2-days ticket is not at all a rip off. An enter also the Music Museum, another former madrassa few steps away form the Kalta Minor - if you like music it is worth!
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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