Sights & landmarks in Republic of Karakalpakstan

THE 5 BEST Republic of Karakalpakstan Sights & Historical Landmarks

Republic of Karakalpakstan Landmarks

  • Traveler favorites
    Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
  • Traveler ranking
    Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveler reviews.
Types of Attractions
Sights & Landmarks
Sights & Landmarks
Traveler rating
Good for
7 places sorted by traveler favorites
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks

What travelers are saying

  • Gulbazar A
    3 contributions
    After visiting Toprak kala we continued our trip to Ayaz kala. We paid 10,000 soums for entering the kala. Because we had little time we could see only one part of the Ayaz kala, and it was said to be one of three hills. It was difficult to reach the top of the Ayaz kala because there were no stairs as the previous ones and we had already been tired from walking. There were a lot of stones and sand that made our walk much more tiring. However, we got to the top of the kala and had the chance to view the sunset. It was the most beautiful scene I have ever seen.
    Written January 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Sammy J
    Haifa, Israel87 contributions
    There are about 10 ships.
    They are totally stripped of anything could be stripped. You can see teenagers "I love A and B loves me C" graffiti in Russian on every spot.
    But still... one really needs to see that with the own eyes for otherwise the entire trip is incomplete..
    Some ships are a bit stranded and can be best reached by short walking over the sands. I one hr you make this walk, admit that this is very very sad and u r done.
    Hurry up, coz the local rule aims at scrapping the entire thing away.
    Written January 30, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Allen
    1 contribution
    The mausoleum of Mazlumkhan Sulu is located in the western part of the Khojeli region of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. From Railway Station (Vokzal) you can get in the Marshrut 11 (1 500 soums for each person), when you reach Gone Kala you should get off. Then there are some Marshruts to Khodjeyli. The fare is around 1,500-2,000 soums. In Khodjeyli, you can take a Marshrut to Mizdakhan. It costs between 1,500-2,000 soums.

    On the surface of the earth of Mazlumkhan-Sulu, we see a portal and a dome, and the main part of the monument, as well as the central rooms, are located below, which can be reached through a vaulted corridor with a staircase. The central hall of the mausoleum is square with three deep and one shallow niche covered with an octennial dome. The surfaces of the walls and arches are paved with paired bricks with carved majolica blue “bows”. There is also a ground group of rooms, built after the eradication of the portal. According to the finds of coins, the construction of the mausoleum dates back to the first half of the 14th century. Behind the entrance to the mausoleum, there is a small square entryway, from which a corridor leading to the main hall descends slightly. Except for these artistic rooms, there are three rectangular rooms without any decoration in the mausoleum. Ornament rosettes combine blue, red, white, and black with ornamentation.

    From Mazlumkhan-Sulu, 1.4 kilometers to the northeast there's Gyaur settlement Kala which is also located in Khodjeyli, Karakalpakstan. The ancient settlement of Gyaur Kala dates back to the 2nd - 4th centuries BC. The name Gyaur-Kala probably originates from the times of the Arabs, who call all non-Muslims "Geuhirs". Gradually, the word began to be pronounced as "Gyaur". The construction of this fortress aimed to be able to defend and control the important trade routes of the Amu Darya during the conversion to the southern borders of Khorezm. The colony was neighbored by a fortress wall cut by two rows of holes and surrounding a two-story shooting gallery. The walls were strengthened with towers 20 meters apart. Presently, the monument is a Historical and Archaeological Site for cultural and tourist trips.

    The Shamun Nabi mausoleum is located 132 meters south and slightly east of the Mazlumkhan Sulu mausoleum, 1 km to the northeast of the ancient settlement Gyaur Kala in the Khojeli region, Karakalpakstan. Furthermore, he was a brave combatant and victor who was inapprehensive to challenge the local kings, who were called Gyaur - the infidel. Shamun, nevertheless, could not stand the shame of his fall and cut off his legs as a sign of remorse.

    Fun fact: there is no toilet in Mizdahan. So my advice to you is not to drink so much. Otherwise, you will waste time looking for a toilet. I recommend you to visit these places for the reason that they are rich in historical memories.
    Written January 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Gulbazar A
    3 contributions
    When we arrived at the entrance there was a young lady, who informed us that we should pay 10 000 soums per person in order to enter the kala.

    Toprak kala was more interesting and bigger than Kyzyl kala and less ruined than the previous one. It was like a maze and there were several rooms that looked small but when we entered them they were much bigger than we thought. One interesting thing is that the walls of the rooms were carved and ancient people used that hole as a cupboard.

    Toprak kala was the capital of Chorasmia in the 2nd or 3rd century CE, where wall paintings, coins and archives were discovered. Its history covers a period from the 1st to the 5th century CE. Stretching 500 meters long and 350 meters wide, Toprak kala was fortified with 12-meter-thick walls and watch towers standing 20 meters tall. More than 2,500 people once lived on Toprakkala.

    Toprak kala may be remote, but its air of mystery and historic significance make it a truly worthwhile and unforgettable stop during your Uzbekistan travels.
    Written March 18, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Gulbazar A
    3 contributions
    Recently Kyzyl kala was being reconstructed, we could see that the stairs were built to reach the top of the kala. However, from some people's views the kala should stay how it was in the past, as a result the reconstruction was stopped. When we reached the top there were some holes and small hills. But be careful at the top, because there were so many bees.
    Written March 18, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Paul L
    65 contributions
    Chilpyk is interesting to see but not worth the trip from Khiva. Being there does not provide significantly more value than seeing the photos.
    Written September 24, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about Republic of Karakalpakstan


These are the best places for groups seeking sights & landmarks in Republic of Karakalpakstan:See more sights & landmarks for groups in Republic of Karakalpakstan on Tripadvisor

These are the best places for budget-friendly sights & landmarks in Republic of Karakalpakstan:See more budget-friendly sights & landmarks in Republic of Karakalpakstan on Tripadvisor