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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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  • The old citadel of Khiva has been both well preserved and partly reconstructed. There are wonderful city walls as they would have originally appeared. The streets inside have been well maintained with...  more »
  • Probably, not only for those who loves history. Here you are inspired with the spirit of history, culture and beauty. Great impression from the height-not too lazy to climb-you will not regret
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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 »