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Home to the Emir’s Harem

Very beautiful and interesting complex. Amazing tiled mosaics as you come to expect in Uzbekistan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MGStickler
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Lehigh Valley, PA
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Khan's palace

The portions of the khan's palace that remains and is open to the public is primarily the reception... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
OneAddictedTraveler
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah Kuli Khan.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and interesting complex. Amazing tiled mosaics as you come to expect in Uzbekistan. There is a recreation of the Emir’s bedroom that is fun to see. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MGStickler
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The portions of the khan's palace that remains and is open to the public is primarily the reception area and the throne room. All has been richly restored. The blue tile work is very attractive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

The three courtyards of this place (you can enter the Harem part separately from around the corner) offer dizzyingly many different mosaic patterns and wonderful painted wooden ceilings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LivinginTashkent
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This old palace and harem is really worth seeing - beautifully preserved tilework alongside renovated areas, so you can clearly imagine the set-up for the King, his 4 wives and his concubines! If you have free time on your trip, it's worth going back when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a palace rather than a medeseh, and probably that is he reason why it has something to other in the terms of interior. Five beautiful ayvans covered with blue tiles and decorated wooden ceilings are a good enough reason to visit. Being a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

We are glad that we saw this palace. Tiles are so beautiful. We went back again in the morning to take more photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Funda
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I was impressed by the oldest part of the palace, the harem, built around a courtyard. I stepped into the sumptuous bed chamber, where the khan's wives and concubines presented themselves and the other rooms on the opposite side of the courtyard were occupied by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Adele M
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Stunning interior of the King's chamber, the mosaic walls, quarters of 4 Queens and 40 concubines...easy to walk right by if you don't have a guide - to the left of the east gate the outer walls are nondescript...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Colleen587
Reviewed June 9, 2018

The palace incorporates Emir’s dwelling and separate dwellings for his four wi Es. That evidently was not enough for Emir. It has a section for courtesans, kitchens etc. nicely decorated and interesting

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed May 14, 2018

Possibly the most beautiful building in Khiva, the Stone Palace/Tash Khauli has so many intricately designed areas you don’t know how you could look at it all in one day and appreciate the immense amount of work that went in to making it so divine....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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