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“A History Lesson in Adobe Blocks”
Review of Citadel Kunya-ark

Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Khiva
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Arang-khan began the construction of this citadel complex in 1686, which contains a house for khan, the members of his family and dignitaries.
Reviewed June 4, 2013

As with so much in Central Asia a strong imagination helps; here it is of value because most of the earliest construction is gone; but what remains is enough to get the creative juices flowing and evoke images of the caravans that came through here on a regular basis and the traders, and merchants and khans and veiled women. Your imagination will take well beyond the curving walls and deep into the pages of the past.

Thank William B
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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.

Thank Nick P
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

When you look at wonders like this, you have to think... How in the world did they build such an impressive structure way back then??? Very nice restoration job.

Thank WilliamL4
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

All Khiva sites are amazing...you must find time to stay more there..you must see how the real life is going on...city is still active and the buildings are still used...excellent destinations...

Thank FatihErmihan
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

It all looks pretty old and the history of various sections seems to be as important as the visual appeal. However, I read about it afterwards and so missed many parts o the complex. Maybe a guide map would be good. Climb the tower for good views.

Thank mrdom
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