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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. To visit Itchan Kala on your holiday in Khiva, and find out what else Khiva has to offer, use our Khiva trip website .
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  • Even though it has all been rebuilt, this is a UNESCO heritage site, because it shows what was here during the height of the Silk Road trade days. It is filled with madrasas, mosques, and commercial s...  more »
  • ... A fabulous view of the city of Khiva and its historic buildings. Go to the sunset to take advantage of the red light that colors the roofs of the city
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  • There's so much to see and experience in Itchan Kala. Yes, sometimes it does feel like a Silk Road Disneyland with vendors and merchandise everywhere, but it doesn't stop it from being a fascinating, ...  more »
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