Kyzyl Kala, Ancient KhorezmKyzyl Kala, Ancient Khorezm

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    Localy famous citadel. Really off path!
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This little fortress is well preserved, laying not far from the Khorezm ancient capital: Toprak kala.

My experience, Explo description: 

Kyzyl Kala means "the red fortress".
This fortress is well preserved. Indeed, this fortress was not aimed at providing shelter to local population in case of attack : it was exclusively used as a garrison fort for Toprak kala (2km W) soldiers. Hence, its murals were built of 2 brick walls.
Usually, the soldiers were spending 1 week at the fort, then 1 week at Toprak Kala, then 1 week as peasants in the fields.

The fortress is composed by 2 storeys.
The soldiers were living at the first floor.

My personal recommendations: 

Have a drink or spend a night at Yurt camp laying down the 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: 

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

A tip to sleep: 

You can sleep in Khiva, or at Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Free

Visit duration: 

30mn

Entry fees: 

Free