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The location is the main reason to see this

This fortress is unrestored. There are 2 of them in this location. For those who want to play... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2017
wvzjxq
,
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Spectacular

I reached there around 3pm, rested a bit and then went to visit fortress 1. From there you can see... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
Chua X
,
Penang, Malaysia
via mobile
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“yurt camp” (6 reviews)
“salt lake” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ellikqala District of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This fortress is unrestored. There are 2 of them in this location. For those who want to play Indiana Jones or are fans of Lord of the Rings, this fortress will give you that feeling of discovery and adventure. Better to stay at the yurt...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

I reached there around 3pm, rested a bit and then went to visit fortress 1. From there you can see fortress 2. They are both amazing... standing on these 2000 years old fortress gave me an indescribable feeling. The starry night in the desert also...More

Thank Chua X
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

A group trip so small coach to the middle of the desert then a short hike through sand dunes and a scramble up some rocks. Amazing views across the desert and an unexpected amount of this old fort remaining. Yurt camp nearby provided lunch and...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

I forgot to review this as part of our tour of the desert forts between Nukus and Khiva which we visited in April 2015, but little will have changed since then. These 3 fortresses were created to guard the oasis and fertile plain of the...More

1  Thank Rod F
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

If you have more then a day in Khiva, then it is worth to visit the castle. Do not forget good shoes, also suncreen. Better to have a lunchbox from Khiva.

Thank Kamol Y
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Reviewed January 21, 2016

Being out here in the barren landscape with nothing around for miles and miles is a liberating feeling. The actual fortress is now basically the remains of the walls and an imagination will be required to envisage what it would have been like thousands of...More

Thank jonbennison
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Reviewed November 28, 2015

Probably the most impressive of the smattering of desert forts in Ancient Khorezm is this group of three complexes located just above the same-named Yurt camp (see separate review). We spent maybe 45 minutes traversing the walls and interior before returning to the camp. My...More

1  Thank midway42
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

To get here, you drive through agricultural lands, which are interesting in themselves. Then into the desert to the fortresses. We thought the climb to the fortress would be difficult, but it wasn't, and we are glad we went up. Over 2000 years old!

Thank Frank W
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

Reason 1 - Yurt compound is just 200m from Ayaz Qala fort. If you're like us - had never stayed in a yurt in the middle of real sandy desert before, it might be the highlight and the most remarkable activity in your trip!! Contrary...More

3  Thank Benaga V
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

We flew into Nukus and were driven to Ayaz Kala, Toprak Kala, Kyzyl Kala and Shylpyk Kala over a 2.5 hour time period. The roads are generally ok but to each of the fotresses, we had some distance of off road driving. We were not...More

Thank doc_rck
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