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“a trip back in time”
Review of Itchan Kala

Itchan Kala
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Khiva
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The old city is beautiful in its collection of monuments near each other, mostly renovated. The interior of the palaces and the schools are sometimes and interesting maze. Make sure to get the view from the north walls (you can walk on the north to west walls).

1  Thank Leila M
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A must-see Silk Road sight, well worth the long journey to get here. It's obviously centrally located and a delight to see up close.

1  Thank Nick P
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

One of the most interesting walled cities iIve ever been too. The history of this city is everywhere. I recommend a walk at dawn to get the city to yourself, with the occasional person sweeping the streets. The light on the buildings is beautiful then. The silk road and Khiva is definitely a trip people should try to do once in their life.

2  Thank Justin W
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

A stunning ancient city of the Silk Road.
Easy to explore, beautiful handicrafts and remarkable mosques.

2  Thank psychjudy
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The old city of Khiva is still in its orignial walls and no car can circulate in the small streets. There is a definite impression of living back in the past, discovering the various types of buildings, religious or secular. The stories told by the guides put life back in those old houses - this was particularly felt in the harem of the Tach-Khaouli Palace: a life apart from the rest of the court, but in which elegance!

Thank Jean-Marc M
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