Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)
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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah Kuli Khan.
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Lotte254
Leuven, Belgium23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
If you're keen on visiting something that's not a madrassa, I can highly recommend the Tash Khauli palace. The inner courts are gorgeous and the details are stunning. Don't expect any (English) signs, so if you want to get to know the history, do hire a guide.
Be aware the palace has 2 entrances, both equally beautiful!
Written January 4, 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Tosh Hovli Palace looked very unassuming from the outside and if you just popped your head through the door you'd see a dull courtyard with a European carriage in it, a gift from the Tsar and nothing else. There were doorways to other rooms and the place was a real warren with some rooms having displays and exhibitions, some being amazingly decorated courtyards, especially the harem and also a yurt used when the ruler wanted to pretend he was still a nomadic tribesman, not the ruler of an urbanised city state. The wall decorations and ceilings were again beautiful.
Written October 20, 2023
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Helenjen
Brisbane, Australia870 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is one of those sites in Khiva that really warrants a local guide.....we visited this palace with our fantastic guide Umida (from Islambek Travel) and came back the next day again....still think we missed parts....as there is so much to see around every corner. Hearing the stories of the palace was fantastic, we were transported back to another era of concubines, hidden doorways and lavish surrounds. The amazing ceramic tiles still remain today, a must visit.
Written February 22, 2024
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed a really interesting guided tour of the Khans Palace in Khiva.
It's an amazing place eith some stunning courtyards festooned with beautiful blue tiles.
Yhe Khans gmgarem where he kept his mistresses is a bit arresting but as a history lesson it's fascinating.
The Khan's bedroom can be visited as,well.
There is a Yurt in one of the courtyards,not sure why to be honest.
One beautiful courtyard after another and in exactly the right state of repair, not perfect but lived in.
Written May 15, 2023
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This palace is the harem of the Emir of Khiva. While it is plain from the outside, within it boasts one of the most vibrant courtyards in Khiva, with extraordinary panels of tiling on all the walls. If you like the colour blue, this is the place for you as every shade from cerulean to deepest indigo is featured. The wooden ceilings are equally noteworthy, with brightly colored designs. Overall, the state of conservation is very high. Note, however, that the attraction is the architecture itself. The few exhibits on display are minor at best.
Written October 29, 2019
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Pascale O
Paris, France133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Tach Khaouli Palace is an impressive place to visit as a woman. Think that it was Alladouli Khan Harem....
Written September 8, 2019
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JP1946
London, UK156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
This was where the harem of the old Khanate of Khiva resided in former days. I was particularly impressed with the intricate mosaic tile-work and beautiful patterns, all highly intricate and detailed, in lovely shades of blue and turquoise. Particularly impressive, for those prepared to look upwards (far too many people are simply stunned by what they can see at eye-level to do this) is the wonderfully carved and coloured ceilings of each doorway - each one different from the next. Memorable!.....
Written April 27, 2016
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chrisconway201
Chelmsford, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the most fascinating places within the old city of Khiva where it's easy to imagine what life was like in the days of the Khans.The Tash Khauli palace was commissioned by Allah Kuli Khan as part of an ambitious building project which included a caravanserai and madrassah
Written November 11, 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Entrance is covered when you buy a ticket. We bought the VIP ticket for 150000 som. There are a couple of rooms with beautiful blue tile.

There is also a yurt on display in the courtyard of one of the rooms.

This palace is where the Khan used to live with his wives and concubines. There are a lot of smaller rooms you can go into and explore.
Written October 29, 2019
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Alex W
Singapore, Singapore1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a later of two palaces in the walled city Ichan Qala (the other being Kunya-ark).

The harem part of the palace is the highlight. On one side of a long courtyard for women: four large verandahs for the four official wives. Presumably their private quarters would be the rooms behind the respective verandahs. On the opposite side are several balconies for the 41 concubines (they have to share since there aren’t 41 balconies). Apparently custom dictated that the emir or khan has to take 41 concubines. Breathtaking tilework all around and intricate designs on the ceilings.

They look original but in very good condition; unlike in many other places, the restorer has not (yet) come around to "brighten" things up.

The rest of the building is a warren of corridors, mostly left bare, so it’s hard to know what was what. Many rooms are locked.

Here and there it opens up to a courtyard, in one of which is erected a yurt on a circular stone platform – harking back to the rulers' nomadic origins.

The last courtyard before the exit also has an ornate 1870s Russian-built carriage given as a gift by the Tsar – the last honour received by a hereditary line of emirs before modernity totally swept it away.

Admission is included in the overall admission ticket to Ichan Qala.
Written October 25, 2019
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