Koykrylgan Kala, Ancient KhorezmKoykrylgan Kala, Ancient Khorezm

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This strange citadel is lost in the bush and is considered by scientifics to be a cult structure dedicated to astronomical observations of the sun and stars.

My experience, Explo description: 

This temple was made of 2 concentric circles. Only one is remaining.
In the past, the Sun and Water cult prevailed and particular devotion was rendered to the formalhaut star (in Arabic : "waters edge").
Unfortunately, the temple is nowadays in a bad shape : bricks and clay was used to build it have been reused by local peasants for their own homes.

My personal recommendations: 

Have a drink or a night at Yurt camp laying down the Ayaz kala fortress : ayazkala [at] newmail [dot] ru, or 8 361 532 43 61, 8 361 585 19 98.
This is the only hotel in the neighbourhood !

How getting there: 

The temple is about 1.5 km from the road

Get a taxi from Khiva or Ourgench. 60 dollars for a 1/2 day trip to the fortresses.

A tip to sleep: 

You can stay in Khiva or at Ayaz Kala Yurt camp.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Free

Visit duration: 

30mn

Entry fees: 

Free