|ROUTE: Khiva -> Chilpik Kala -> Nukus Art Museum -> Mizdakhan Necropolis -> Khiva|
|DAYTRIP DETAILS: Daytrip Duration is 8-12 hours; Driving time is 6-7 hours; Driving Distance is 480 km.|
|INCLUDED: Brand new cars, fuel and a good driver with basic English & Russian|
|EXCLUDED: Entrance tickets of the sites, meals and etc.|
Our driver picks you up from your hotel, Train Station or Airport both in Khiva or Urgench and starts the daytrip. It is recommended to start the daytrip in the morning after having your breakfast around 8-9 a.m.
It is about 90 minutes to drive to the first place – Chilpik Kala. Tower of Silence was used by people of the Zoroastrian faith for exposure of the dead. The bodies were laid out under the open sky for the birds to eat. When the bones were cleared, families collected them and placed them in clay or stone ossuaries for burial. The building was originally constructed in the first centuries CE but saw a phase of rebuilding in the 7th - 8th centuries. It is a circular high-walled enclosure on an isolated peak overlooking the Amudarya River…
It is about 30 minutes to drive from Chilpik Kala to Nukus Art Museum. You are advised to spend 2-3 hours there. The Karakalpak State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitsky, also houses a world-famous collection of Russian and Soviet avant-garde paintings. The collection was assembled by an eccentric Ukrainian artist who had been invited to come and work in Nukus…
It is recommended to have a lunch in Nukus City after visiting Nukus Art Museum.
The next place to visit is Mizdakhan Necropolis. Usually most of the tourists spend 1 hour to discover the large complex. Complex first established in the Early Antique period and reoccupied extensively in the medieval period, up to the 14th century. Medieval Mizdakhan was mentioned by Persian historians and the writings of the Arab geographers in the 10th century. The various monuments are sited on and between three small hills and the complex have a number of sectors including a citadel, an outer town and a necropolis. The oldest settlement was established on the west hill around the 4th century BCE.
After visiting Mizdakhan Necropolis, it takes about 3 hours to drive back to Khiva or Urgench from Mizdakhan. We may drop you off in Urgench Airport, Urgench / Khiva Train Station or in your hotel both in Khiva or Urgench at the end of the trip and finish the trip.
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