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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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  • This area is a photographers dream. The minarets and buildings have magnificent tiles and there are interesting mausoleums, all within the city walls. There are great cafes and restaurants, lots of gr...  more »
  • I advise you to see not only the tourism sector of ichan-Qala, but mahalju, which occupies approximately half of this attraction. In the tourist part of it will be interesting to dive into the world of the history of Khiva, which was restored and adapted for tourist walks. And here is the modern world of Khiva, you can see if you delve into mahalju. Everything is different: no paved streets, old Adobe House, animal right on streets, water from the 1950s 20 century, and more, giving the connection istorichekogo to feel the atmosphere of the past and the present in lives of ordinary hivincev. Get lost, fear not: dimensions of ichan Qala is such that after 5-10 minutes you still go out to the walls of ichan-Qala and get along them either before, or to the tourist part.
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  • The walled Old Town of Khiva Uz is known as Ichan Qa’la or Itchan Kala. Originally built about a thousand years ago but changed and rebuilt throughout the years, it has dozens of old buildings, mosque...  more »
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