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interesting harem area

We had a good visit to the palace. Most of the time was spent in the harem area. Visiting where... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rochester, New York
Very interesting

One of the many interesting and historic sites in Khiva. I would definitely recommend a guide to... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Paul B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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This 19th-century palace was the residence of the ruler of Khiva, Allah Kuli Khan.
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“harem” (9 reviews)
Khiva, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good visit to the palace. Most of the time was spent in the harem area. Visiting where the Khan had his private chamber and the courtyard and small rooms where the ladies of the harem lived was very interesting.

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 26 October 2017

One of the many interesting and historic sites in Khiva. I would definitely recommend a guide to show you this area

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

It is a fascinating site, lots of aportunity to have photos. Informed tour guide is a must. Some of the souvenir here are important to buy as it would not be found in other cities

Thank tamimolime
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The harem, the receptions hall and the judgement hall are three parts of the palace tash khovli. The labyrynth style construction of the palace and the colors of its Harem guaranty a wonderful visit. Recommended.

Thank Centasia
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Two entrances, do not miss both. Harem and historical sight. To be checked out, really lovely courtyard

Thank JD D
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Large old Palace, complete with harem. Ornate ancient Muslim architecture. One of the best (must see) historical buildings to visit whilst in the old city of Khiva.

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been to this place many times but I suggest you take a guide to tell you more of the historical details. The palace is comparatively huge and consists of many different beautiful parts, including the harem. Definitely recommend this place even if you don't have...More

1  Thank Mamed A
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Lovely courtyard, paint work and tiles. The site has two sections accessed by different entrances, make sure you visit both! It is lovely to seek out he courtyards and sit in them with sun reflecting off the walls. Not many souvenir sellers here unlike in...More

Thank S H
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Also took a guided tour through this palace and it brings it to life with the tales of the families and multiple wives etc. The exhibits internally were quite tired and not in english so it made the guide more essential. Still worth a wander...More

Thank DJ 2
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This was where the harem of the old Khanate of Khiva resided in former days. I was particularly impressed with the intricate mosaic tile-work and beautiful patterns, all highly intricate and detailed, in lovely shades of blue and turquoise. Particularly impressive, for those prepared to...More

1  Thank JP1946
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