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Went here on our own, then went back with our guide the following day. Well worth a visit. Plan to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Providence, RI
Not the normal mosque

The mosque is quite different from the normal mosques of the area. It is on one floor with a roof... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Zhamoat Markazi 1, Khiva 220900, Uzbekistan
+998 62 375 24 55
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This mosque exceeded our expectations as I've never been in one quite like it. The wooden pillars are beautifully carved with exquisite detail. The skylights provide a lot of natural light and gives the mosque a very airy / open feel. It was interesting to...More

2  Thank tenthlisten
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is one of largest mosque in Khiva with many columns. Better to take a guided tour so you know the history and what to look. In Khiva, everywhere you go, there are always souvenir shops, this one is no exception. 30 minutes inside maximum...More

1  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our own, then went back with our guide the following day. Well worth a visit. Plan to spend 15 to 30 minutes here to soak up the history and enjoy the vibe.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mosque is quite different from the normal mosques of the area. It is on one floor with a roof supported by over 200 carved wooden pillars. It strongly reminded me of the Catholic Church in Cordova, Spain which had been converted from a mosque...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This place was good to visit and just look at the wooden poles and hear the history about the place. Lots of photos are for the taking

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 October 2018

nice structural wooden pillars with different patterns and best engineering to make the central MAULA , person speaking visible to all

Thank beyondhorizonvcs
Reviewed 30 September 2018

With the magnificent display of wooden columns, from all ages and countries and the absence of other people, the quiet beauty of this mosque really came through. A pleasure being able to sit and contemplate inside this magnificent place.

Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A very tranquil and slightly mystical place. Ancient wooden columns. A good retreat from the busy streets.

Thank LivingInTashkent
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We visited here as part of our group tour of Old Khiva. After entering through its original carved door, we were faced with a forest of over 200 carved India Cedar columns, including a couple original ones still standing. This is a wonderful site.

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I just enjoyed sitting there and drinking in the atmosphere! Lots of old ancient wooden pillars preserved.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and unusual monument. The biggest (by area) mosque in the Middle Asia filled with 212 unique wood columns, dating from hundreds to tens of years ago. It feels like an enchanted forest, and you would be forgiven if you spend there...More

Thank aka_Pushkin
Reviewed 17 September 2018

You can miss this mosque if the door is shut or you don’t look inside because from outside it doesn’t look that impressive compared to the magnificent madhrasas across the road. Highly recommend to see this beautiful mosque with carved wood columns.

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