Citadel Kunya-ark
Citadel Kunya-ark
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Arang-khan began the construction of this citadel complex in 1686, which contains a house for khan, the members of his family and dignitaries.
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  • byryr62
    33 contributions
    Amazing
    This is an amazing and spectacular complex. When you first enter, it's a dusty excavation site and looks moderately interesting. Then you turn a corner and you are face to face with an enormous blue-tiled wall that is really spectacular. If you are in Khiva, don't miss it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India297 contributions
    Mesmerising !
    A beautiful fortress within the historic city of Itchan Kala. The sites at Khiva date back to 5 th century BC, however the buildings which are intact date back to 19 th century only, which are restored. As you enter through the beautifully carved gateway, there an archaeological site, with some information about ancient city of Khiva. Khan’s palace and other beautiful buildings can be seen. Must climb on the huge heat point to witness the beauty of old town, recommended to go at dusk time, as the sunset looks stunning in the backdrop of beautiful buildings. At 7 pm, just outside the Kuhna’s Ark, near Kalra Minar, there is a cultural show, don’t miss it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom9,527 contributions
    Great views at sunset
    The Kuhna Ark was our next stop, built next to the Western Gate this was the fortress of the Emirs, the equivilant to a European castle keep. Originally built in the twelth century it contained stables, harem, throne room, barracks and a mint. A lot of the interior looked like it was still being excavated but there were some beautifully decorated audience rooms with incredible ceilings and doors. There were also steps that led to the watchtower which gave views over the city walls, a popular spot at sunset!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 October 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,527 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Kuhna Ark was our next stop, built next to the Western Gate this was the fortress of the Emirs, the equivilant to a European castle keep. Originally built in the twelth century it contained stables, harem, throne room, barracks and a mint. A lot of the interior looked like it was still being excavated but there were some beautifully decorated audience rooms with incredible ceilings and doors. There were also steps that led to the watchtower which gave views over the city walls, a popular spot at sunset!
Written 20 October 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,377 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The citadel is very large indeed.
Such an interesting place to wander around.
It is such an enjoyable place and this is evident by those walking around.
Written 1 September 2023
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,738 contributions
Jun 2023
The Khan's citadel - this is a gorgeous complex with room after room of captivating history ... as well as the chance to climb the tower and marvel at both the citadel and the rest of Khiva.
Written 24 June 2023
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India297 contributions
May 2023 • Family
A beautiful fortress within the historic city of Itchan Kala. The sites at Khiva date back to 5 th century BC, however the buildings which are intact date back to 19 th century only, which are restored. As you enter through the beautifully carved gateway, there an archaeological site, with some information about ancient city of Khiva. Khan’s palace and other beautiful buildings can be seen. Must climb on the huge heat point to witness the beauty of old town, recommended to go at dusk time, as the sunset looks stunning in the backdrop of beautiful buildings. At 7 pm, just outside the Kuhna’s Ark, near Kalra Minar, there is a cultural show, don’t miss it.
Written 2 June 2023
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byryr62
33 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This is an amazing and spectacular complex. When you first enter, it's a dusty excavation site and looks moderately interesting. Then you turn a corner and you are face to face with an enormous blue-tiled wall that is really spectacular. If you are in Khiva, don't miss it.
Written 15 May 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,449 contributions
Oct 2022
Lots of things to see in this labyrinth, magnificent tiles, carved columns, colorful ceilings . . . Always intended as a self-contained citadel of the Khan, his family and court, the original was destroyed by the Persians in the 19th century. So what we see here is much later 19th century, but it is hard to tell so. In any case, the place blows your socks off !
Written 10 November 2022
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Kathryn C
Dunstable, UK404 contributions
Sep 2022
The fortress home of Khiva's rulers from C12th-C19th, houses the elaborately decorated throne room where the rulers granted public audiences.
Written 1 November 2022
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,794 contributions
Dec 2021
from outside , nothing look like impressive but as soon as you enter and discover some courtyard you ll be under the charm of some architecture elements like the open king place, colorful tiles, wood pilars curved like jems and a great ambiance, your guide ll explain you all the symbol and how was the life here on former time
Written 3 December 2021
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Sammy J
Haifa, Israel87 contributions
Sep 2021
One of the places not to be missed in Ichan Kola. This is one of the two palaces, winch allows a walk along a place rooms and also a climb to the inner city walls. The climb opens a great view. Allow about 1hour to this part to explore its best.
Written 11 October 2021
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,262 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The old Ark is a must whe visitng Khiva. The tile work is spectacular on the building.
I also loved the thrown room and the summer palace. All are very well preserved
The coin room was a quick look.
Written 7 October 2021
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