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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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  • Kunya Ark-means "old fortress". Until the overthrow of Khiva Khan by Bolsheviks in 1920 year, Kunya Ark was the official residence of the Khan. The Citadel was built in 17-18 century. Then was demolished and built at the beginning of 19 century. From the head of the Citadel most beautiful views of the ichan-Kala.
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  • All of Khiva is soaked in history, so in any case, any guide will tell you virtually all the buildings and you can view them all, but if you have a little time, then go right here, from the Tower adjoining the wall-side offers the best view of the entire fortress. Keep in mind that the wall to this tower is not accessible, you need to go through the Citadel.
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  • Is a large Palace in kovno ALC Ko'hna Ark gate, located on the left side. This old palace in the 17th-century castle, here is the big screen theater. On the Ko'hna Ark, and went up to the lookout. Ichan Cara could view from here too. It was in the blue sky is going, a good view. And on the heights of aksheikh Baba said the guard units.
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