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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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  • 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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  • Return to Khiva necessarily. In my opinion there is more interesting than in Bukhara and Samarkand. The historic city streets, there are even traces of chariots. Architecture and buildings are fascinating. The amazing beauty of the city. Each building catches the eye. In General, arriving there, you won't regret it.
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  • The centre of Khiva is a place to wander - no traffic - all the little lanes within the ancient walls lead to fabulous old buildings. You can't take a bad photo! 
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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.
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  • 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.