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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 2 days ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kiransfootprints
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarkL2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 September 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank martinj386
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

A must to visit. Architecture was amazing and friendly people. Stay in the old town if you can. Lovely to wander around at dawn and dusk. Unforgettable.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 4 August 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank travelgrumpy
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 327petterw
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dk_due-due
Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

The old town is great, but also a scam. They will try to let u pay 50000som for just enter the town (without attractions) from the east or west gate. North gate is open for free.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Justyna K
24 July 2019|
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Response from Rose-Gul | Reviewed this property |
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
Mike J
4 April 2018|
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Hi, now im in khiva price 100.000 som =12 dollars
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Response from fieldarcher | Reviewed this property |
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