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Itchan Kala, Khiva
(4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In my personal rating Ichan Kala is #1 attraction in Uzbekistan. You can wander in the narrow lanes of the ancient yet living city for hours, talk to people selling funny hats, hide in the shades of t...  more »
  • Itchan Kala is wonderfully preserved. The whole city is amazing, however, mainly from the outside. Unfortunately, there is not much inside the Madrassas (some sort of museums) and not really worth to ...  more »
  • Stunning city. This concentration on a small area of history and culture. Went round the corner and you're in another world. Recommend to everyone
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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.