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Itchan Kala, Khiva

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Khiva attractions like Itchan Kala can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Do for lovers of small town, in the labyrinths of streets of splendid monuments in bricks or covered with beautiful mosaics.
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  • Kara Chang of seen from the southwest wall. It was breathtaking. Kara Chang panorama! Many people lived in the tourist destination. To ichan Colo Mosque is likely remains 6 20, minaret Medrese, 20. Top high 2 based Juma Mosque and Minaret back Islam Khoja Medrese and the minaret. Stand out.
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  • Walking along the walls went up at sundown this sunset was so cool. Had dictate the look of the city the ancient castle inspiration could be commercial.
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  • One of the most favourite place in Uzbekistan. In the evening it becomes quiet and more romantic place :)
  • Brilliant preservation of old city. VERY friendly locals.
  • Very comfortable to travel. All historical places in one city. But make sure you visit Ayaz-Kala, pay extra 50000 sums to get a driver for half a day.
  • Очень красиво!
  • Sadly, the skins of countless small animals are marketed to tourists in the old city of Khiva, Uzbekistan. There's no excuse for animal abuse.