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Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum

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Address: Khiva, Uzbekistan
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This mausoleum is of the 14th-century poet and sage Pakhlavan Makhmud, who...

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.

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Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum with the greatest dome in Khiva covered with blue glazed tiles with a sparkling gilt top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum with the greatest dome in Khiva covered with blue glazed tiles with a sparkling gilt top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Feel the spirit of the fortress and view masterpiece of tilework of local craftsmanship. There is an ancient well with drinking water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The mausoleum to the patron saint of Khiva - a very holy and atmospheric place, well worth the visit. A guide may be necessary to help with the history. Also a place of pilgrimage for locals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Built in the Persian style this mausoleum is well worth paying the extra to enter. It is dedicated to 3 famous men built From the 14c to the 16th c refurbished in later centuries. Beautiful tile work . a little difficult to get good photos as so small. I do get somewhat annoyed when entering these buildings you have to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

This is a holy place but not much to see It holds the poet Pahlavon Mahmud as well the Kahn It has a courtyard and stately tilework

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

You will be asked to pay extra to enter.If you are interested its fine.Similar to the other ones.If you are very keen its O K,otherwise skip it and do not have to pay extra.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Ironically this mausoleum was the first thing we visited after paying the cover-all entry fee for Ichon-Qala, and it was extra! We were charged UZS5,000 each. However we felt it was worth it. There is a small mausoleum in the left-hand corner with some really lovely tilework, and the main mausoleum is also stunningly decorated. There was a mullah leading... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautiful mausoleum though not the best one I saw in Uzbekistan. Interestingly though it is dedicated to three men, Pavlav Pir a wrestler saint, Pirar Vali a anti religious persian poet and Mahmoud a craftsman. According to the story they all died on the same day in 1325.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

There is not a lot to see inside the mausoleum for the admission price. However, the intricate tile-work inside the building is very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

sometimes when you travel you arrive at a place that really has a genuine spiritual atmosphere This mausoleum is one of those places. It is not only nicely decorated but the whole atmosphere is nice. When you enter you can drink some holy water. Then you enter the praying room where a "priest" will sit to do a prayer for... More 

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