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Stunning mausoleum

This building is stunning, both outside and inside. The dome is attractive; the inside tile work is... read more

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Amazing tile work

One of the more impressive buildings in Uzbekistan. The outside of the dome is eye catching, but... read more

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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.
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building is stunning, both outside and inside. The dome is attractive; the inside tile work is beautiful. While we were there a man sat in the corner and chanted - verses from the Koran, I assumed. That was a moving experience.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more impressive buildings in Uzbekistan. The outside of the dome is eye catching, but the inside of the mausoleum is amazing. Any trip to Khiva should include time here - as well as a relaxing bit of time in the courtyard outside.

Thank kiwinagaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly the most beautiful sight in Khiva. The side chamber is particularly charming. Many locals pray in the main section, the protocol for tourists seems somewhat blurry.

Thank LivingInTashkent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...and seemingly it is not the original one either. Regardless, it looks stunning. Both from the inside and the outside. Obviously, not included in the combined ticket, because why would they - the walking moneybags will pay anyway. It has a religious significance, so expect...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot miss this monument with tile roof, it is visible from every where you walk in city walls. Inside mosaics and tiles are so beautiful that it is worth to visit inside.

Thank Funda
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This Mausoleum marks the final resting place of Pakhlavan Makmud, a local wrestler, pote and furrier who unexpectedly became a revered saint. You enter the complex through a portal that opens onto a courtyard framed by the summer mosque and well. Each surface of the...More

Thank Adele M
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

For me this was the highlight of Khiva. The tile work in the mausoleum is indescribably beautiful. Beyond the asthetics the mausoleum is a site of pilgrimage with a Iman who recites a verse of the Koran when requested by a pilgrim. You can take...More

Thank Kiwitraveler59
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

The Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum is a must-see in Khiva. The tiling is absolutely magnificent, wonderful for keen photographers. There is a small and beautifully tiled tomb inside.

1  Thank Elizabeth_and_David
Reviewed May 14, 2018

The Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud in Khiva is stunning. I’m not sure I need to say any more than that truly but I will say that it is so peaceful, gorgeous and as others have said before, let the hordes of tourists file out and...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed December 19, 2017

This is one of the most sacred place in Khiva. A must see. The pilgrims came here to get the holy water and pray. The decoration inside the mosque is so beautiful, one of better ones in Khiva.

1  Thank Geminican
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