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Citadel Kunya-ark, Khiva
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Explore the complex of Citadel Kunya-ark, a 17th-century fortification that served as the residence of the Khiva Khans. Commissioned by Arangh Khan in 1686, the sprawling settlement stands atop even earlier structures. Today, several of the historic buildings remain preserved, including the mosque, mint, and throne room. Take a guided tour to get the most out of your visit and learn about the fortress' rich history. Admire the intricate blue tile-work that adorns the structures, and climb up to the top of the tower for an expansive vista of the city. Use our Khiva itinerary builder to visit Citadel Kunya-ark on your trip to Khiva, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Khiva is deservedly listed by UNESCO. The old town has been preserved and reconstructed within the forbidding ancient walls and every lane reveals a treasure of architecture or archaeology. The mosque...  more »
  • Khiva Old City is a wonderful place to explore, fairly compact with much of historical interest. The ancient citadel is full of exquisite ancient Islamic architecture with mosques, madrassas, tombs an...  more »
  • Climb the walls and walk on top of them. There is only one point from where you can do that near one of the gates and pay a small amout of money. But the views are fantastic. Be very careful on the st...  more »