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Old mosque near the Eastern gate

You can miss this mosque if the door is shut or you don’t look inside because from outside it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Funda
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London
Beautiful place. Do not miss the climb on top of the tower !

This place is very unique. I really enjoyed it. Note that you can go on top of the tower. Access to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hoile92
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Brussels, Belgium
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Zhamoat Markazi 1, Khiva 220900, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Funda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very unique. I really enjoyed it. Note that you can go on top of the tower. Access to the stairs is not well indicated. It is located to your left before you exit. Stairs are steep and slippery. You will climb most...More

Thank Hoile92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is lots to do in the city of Khiva and all of the historic buildings are well worth a visit. I particularly liked this one because of the fine master-craftsmanship of the wooden pillars. The light entering the mosque add a mystical dimension.

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an extremely unique attraction and worth the small amount of money needed to get in. The old pillars are great for photos!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its pillars are fascinating: at first they all look the same, but once you look closer, you realise that each one is unique in its size, shape and carving. The stone blocks supporting them , many of which are also carved, vary too, compensating for...More

1  Thank Adele M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Inside the town wall a unique mosque with hundreds wood column and a flat wodd ceiling, similar to indian and persian style.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

One of my favorite memories of my trip to Uzbekistan. The history of the Mosque and the beautiful environment make it well worth the stop.

Thank expats_in_Taiwan
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Once again I was glad to have a guide to explain the camel hair at the base of the columns and the history of families having had columns commissioned over the centuries. Many Zoroastrian elements in the details of the mosque. I found this place...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The mosque is built up of 218 cedar wooden pillars to support the roof, it reminded my of the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. Also the ceiling is constructed of the same wood type and it looks amazing, a must visit when you are in Khiva.

Thank JanvDriel
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This mosque is very atmospheric, and being totally shaded, is cool on a hot day. worth having a guide to explain the history and significance of the timber structure.

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