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Most Spiritual Place in Khiva

Pahlawan Mamud was a saint leader, skilled craftsman, well-known poet and powerful fighter which... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
An inspiring local saint and teacher of Islam

The history of Machmoud Pakhlavan is amazing as well as the philosophy underlying his life and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
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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.
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
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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 Beeckk7888
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

Thank דרור ר
Reviewed 28 May 2017

quiet holy place. Wonderful blue tilework inside that takes your breath away. Just wait a moment while the tourists leave and listen the the short prayers offered for the faithful

1  Thank stevieblooz
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Extra 6k ticket is needed. Its worth the visit. Central Asian high importance religious spot. The blue tiled tombs are really particular!

Thank JD D
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.

Thank Sparkie09
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.

1  Thank NazarovM
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.

Thank dr_iggy
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...More

2  Thank navyfenton
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

1  Thank bradyboy2
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.

1  Thank SE s
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