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Fabulous! A must-visit in Uzbekistan

Khiva is a bit hard to get to for visitors with little time to spend in Uzbekistan, who often limit... read more

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Authentic Experience

Even though tourists are starting to flock to this site, the experience is still real. With locals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The ancient town has many undamaged monuments such as the Djuma Mosque.
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Khiva is a bit hard to get to for visitors with little time to spend in Uzbekistan, who often limit themselves to Tashkent, Bukhara & Samarkand, but it's too fascinating a city to miss. You may have to fly in and out of the nearby...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ceremony and a lot of Dancing in the streets,

Thank timwgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 containing mardrassas mosques and fortresses which have been restored to...More

Thank Me_n_my_rucksack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walled city is a UNESCO site. Many of the buildings are old although converted to modern tourist purposes. It is delightful to stroll the city even though tourisms is emphasized. The city at night is a different place and also very interesting.

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Loved everything about this place.. To me, it seemed more authentic than Samarkand and Bukhara although less extravagant. Overall as many say, it is like a large open air large museum. Tickets valid for the whole day so keep it to come back at the...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The living areas were so so but exploring the whole area was just fabulous. A walk around the wall starting at the notrh gate wasn't worth it and was a little bit slippery in places.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

historical sand castes , itchan kala , AYAZ KALA , are close by each other - 25 kms away , well preserved , though crumbling now - but short hike up is worthwhile .

Thank beyondhorizonvcs
Reviewed 30 September 2018

One has to spend at least one night in this stunning easily manageable. walled city. Maybe even better at night when all the sellers have gone home and there are fewer people on the streets and some of the buildings are lit up.

Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Walking around the old town was a great pleasure - at it's best without a guide and time to shops, talk to people, explore and drink tea. Would have liked to have stayed another day, to maximise on this!

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 23 September 2018

at 10:30 A.M. we started our 3 hour group tour with lunch. With perfect morning light, we began at the West Gate's large minaret, then 2 madrassa palace museums, various mosques and historical museums, all before lunch. There are lots of tour groups this time...More

Thank Gene J
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Hi, now im in khiva price 100.000 som =12 dollars
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Response from fieldarcher | Reviewed this property |
Best way to get there is by train I used a travel agent in Tashkent to get all my train tickets, but you can do it yourself the rail head for Khiva is Ugench and then you take a taxi its a straight run in haggle with the... More