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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 tourists are starting to flock to this site, the experience is still real. With locals living within the vicinity. In the 32 hours I was there, I saw 4 weddings, a funeral, a circumcision ...  more »
  • Khiva was our first city visited in Uzbekistan and we didn;'t know what to expect at all. We were not dissapointed ! Sourrounded by imposing walls the small fortress city is a medieval time capsule co...  more »
  • The fortress looks authentic and very impressive. It is a pity that you cannot walk on the wall around the perimeter. Need to return there from where would climb.
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