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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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  • beautiful coloured tilework, lots of big courtyards and passageways and just a little imagination can take you right back to the times when westerners would not walk here  more »
  • Building itself not overly impressive, with mainly its open air mosques with intricate tiling as main draws. However, access to the watch tower (little extra fee payable) provides a great view over th...  more »
  • One of the best city from Khiva. The inside blue tiled mosque is magnificent! Many locals visit it, so you can have some fun.  more »