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“Silk road walled city -Fab!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Itchan Kala

Itchan Kala
1, Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Khiva
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
Los Angeles, California
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“Silk road walled city -Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A stunning ancient city of the Silk Road.
Easy to explore, beautiful handicrafts and remarkable mosques.

Visited October 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“A jump in a brilliant past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The old city of Khiva is still in its orignial walls and no car can circulate in the small streets. There is a definite impression of living back in the past, discovering the various types of buildings, religious or secular. The stories told by the guides put life back in those old houses - this was particularly felt in the harem of the Tach-Khaouli Palace: a life apart from the rest of the court, but in which elegance!

Visited September 2012
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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“Don't pay full price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

When the merchants try to sell you stuff, BARGAIN! When they give their first price, cut it in half and stay firm. The bargaining process is also a good way to decide if you really want or need whatever they are selling

Visited September 2012
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Millom, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The area does seem like something straight out of the 'Arabian Nights' - so many interesting and delicately restored buildings compacted into such a small area. A day spent wandering around the various buildings was simply wonderful

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“A must pheraps not too much known”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I liked a lot the atmosphere. Going around you can immagine how was the life there many years ago. All the building are perfectly kept thank to the climate so it's possiblke to apprecate more thier beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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