Not sure why this isnt number 1.. as this is a great Citadel in pristine condition! Make sure you spend a few hours to wander around the streets and do this at both night and day as you get 2 very difference experiences. I found when I was there I felt like I had the place to myself as there... 更多
It is impossible to describe the beautiful tiling of the palace, or the exquisite workmanship of the wooden entrance doors and wooden columns. Take a look at the accompanying photos for a taster. Within the reception area is the Khagan's silver covered throne. Apart from the steps up to the reception room, this part of the Kunya-ark is easily accessible.... 更多
The Ark complex is worth the visit. The view was beautiful (but even better is from the Islom Hodja minaret). It's better visit earlier in the morning so less tourists are there.
For me it is the ensemble of all the buildings in Khiva which makes this city such a great place to visit. This citadel is impressive and adding much to greatness of the place. Only pity is that all treasure but the buildings have been taken away. At least the refurbishment and maintenance has been done impressively well.
My husband and I disagreed on the most beautiful site in Khiva, which is the best argument we've ever had! For me, the 400+ year old Citadel Kunya-ark got my vote. It's so majestic from the outside that I can only imagine the joy that ancient travelers had after spending weeks in the desert. There are small fees involved with... 更多