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The old Ark Citadel is very large ad has numerous rooms. Lots of tiles and ceiling decorations. An... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Jane C
The ark

There are quite a few rooms and areas to wander through in the ark. I liked the 'stages' because of... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
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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.
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The old Ark Citadel is very large ad has numerous rooms. Lots of tiles and ceiling decorations. An interesting place tu wander around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

There are quite a few rooms and areas to wander through in the ark. I liked the 'stages' because of the ceiling decorations. It's worth paying the extra fee to climb up to the roof for views over the entire area.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The Entry fee for foreigners is paid at the main gate (Ata Darvaza) of the Inner City. So please get the your pass first so you don't go back to the main gate. You can get three types of entry ticket $6, $12 or $18...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Breathtaking marvel of a place not frequented by travellers .....but now I see a rush ...and thats good for the people in Khiva - they stay live eat and shop there . Their lives are different and difficult if we compare . But the food...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

another impressing complex with monuments in the essential route of getting to know mysterious Khiva

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Its an ideal point to see the old city spread out .....to catch the sunset and sunrise. There is an additional entry fee though,but totally worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

It was terrible too hot the people were mean and it wasn't even that exciting. The historical information was poor, and I didn't get what I was promised. I definitely wouldn't go again and angry I wasted my money.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

A great spot to visit to catch an higher views of some of Khiva’s most beautiful sights. Easy to get to (a couple of flights of stairs), cheap (about USD1.50). But don’t bother early in the morning - save your run for the sunset. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kiwinagaz
Reviewed October 1, 2018

best part of old town , must see , very well maintained , and with a proper guide , will love the history and location ,

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The view is definitely worth a visit, best before sunset. Possible to walk a bit on the city wall. Otherwise somewhat bare - the numerous madrase of the city offer more beauty.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from stevieblooz | Reviewed this property |
did this as part of a tour and I think it was a ticket that covers many sights in the city although if you want to go up to the watchtower there is an extra cost. But really the admission prices to historic monuments in... More