The most ancient protected place in Uzbekistan, and probably in the whole Central Asia. This trip will be walking one.
First view of the ancient and mystic Khiva. When you enter the 2,500-year-old city of Khiva you travel back in time to an earlier millenium – a land of caravanserais built to quench the thirst of travelling silk traders and madrassahs filled with young students studying the Koran. Khiva – the exotic and undiscovered masterpieces in the desert. Like an oasis in the sand, the city of Khiva is remarkably well kept – aquamarine tiles line the 800-year-old minarets and ancient stones pave the streets. Every corner you turn is another exotic angle. The Khan’s palace is a labyrinth of courtyards and hidden rooms and you’ll have the day to explore this enormous open-air museum.
Places to visit in Itchan-kala (Inner city):
Pakhlavon Makhmud Pakhlavan Makhmoud (Pahlavon Mahmud), the Hercules oft he East, Palvan Pir the kurash wrestler-saint, Pirar Vali the antireligious Persian poet, Mahmoud the district furrier, all died her, one and the same, in 1325 to enter local folklore as a hero of both brain and brawn and to become an adopted patron saint of Khiva. Over the years a small mausolwum grew up ove the sight of Mahmoud’s original furrier shop, but it was not until 1810-1835 that the tomb was given its present glory by the Kungrad Khans of Khiva, as they transformed the shrine into the last great family mausoleum erected in Central Asia and the most renowed building in the city. Tosh-Khovli Palace, the introspective and labyrinthine corridors oft he Stone Palace comprised the stylized world of Allah Kuli Khan (ruled 1826-42) his extravagant entourage. When royal architect Usto Nur Mohammed Tajikhan timidly suggested that the 163 rooms and three countryyards could never be completed some years later, but only with the help of over 1 000 slaves.
The appearance and colorfulness of the blue dome was finished 500 years after his death. Shergazi-Khan Madrasah, muslim school which was well-known not only in Uzbekistan but in Turkmenistan as well.
1 person =92 $ per day
2 people=104 $ per day
3 people= 121 $ per day
This is only available in case your hotel is situated in Khiva, old town
The price includes:
English speaking guide
One special lunch, the meal you can try only in Khiva, noodle pilav