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Itchan Kala, Khiva

4.8
Marvel at Khiva's medieval walled city, Itchan Kala--a World Heritage-listed open-air museum. Spanning 26 hectares (64 acres), this well-preserved urban core features over 250 old houses and more than 50 tourist attractions within its 2 km (1.2 mi) long brick wall. Some 300 families still live inside the walls, specializing in traditional crafts. Take a stroll along the old alleys, do some museum-hopping, and admire an ornate tiled minaret and characteristic entrance towers over a pointed arch. Climb to a vantage point for a panoramic view of Khiva. Use our Khiva trip website to visit Itchan Kala on your trip to Khiva, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you buy a comprehensive ticket, it will allow you not only to enter the castle, but you can climb up the stairs to a balcony which gives incredible views over the historical site of Khiva. It is...  more »
  • Ichan Qala or Iternal Fortress of Khiva lies on the edge of desert and has a river canal to boost. Build on a rectangular plan [650x400m] has one gate on each side. The outer defensive wall is made...  more »
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  • Make sure you stay in the old town. It has a romantic feeling at night when it gets quieter. The locals are very nice too.
  • Everything is within reach. Great place to explore after dark. But the products/souvenirs are too expensive. Too many local houses are converted to motels/hotels. might want to control this.

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