Konye Urgench

 

Konye (Kunya) Urgench is a city in northern Turkmenistan, near the Uzbekistan border.

The city was built on the crossing of two major caravan routes (one to Volga in the northwest and another to China in the east) making an important trade center on the Northern Silk Road leading to the Caspian Sea and Russia.

Over time, Konye Urgench became an important intellectual center for the Islamic world, earning it the titles of the heart of Islam” and “the capital of thousand wise men”.

The main part of the magnificent mausoleums and monuments in Konye Urgench were built during the reign of Kutlug Timur and his wife Tyurabek-khanym, and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Located in the city centre of Nukus, a 1-minute walk from Akvapark and a 4-minute walk from Nukus Amphitheatre, Hotel Jipek Joli features an on-site café serving Uzbekistani and European cuisine, meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi throughout the... Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

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Featuring free WiFi and a sauna, Kizil Kum offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nukus. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms come with a TV with cable channels. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 5.6/10.

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Отель Асем

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Отель Асем offers accommodation in Nukus. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Jipek Joli Inn

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception, Jipek Joli Inn is located in Nukus city centre, 10 minutes’ walk from the State History Museum and Central Market . It offers rooms with air conditioning. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

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Ratmina Hotel

Ratmina Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nukus. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include views of the garden or city. Ratmina Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Jipek Joli Inn

Jipek Joli Inn

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception, Jipek Joli Inn is located in Nukus city centre, 10 minutes’ walk from the State History Museum and Central Market . It offers rooms with air conditioning. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$25

$258.5
Hotel Jipek Joli

Hotel Jipek Joli

Located in the city centre of Nukus, a 1-minute walk from Akvapark and a 4-minute walk from Nukus Amphitheatre, Hotel Jipek Joli features an on-site café serving Uzbekistani and European cuisine, meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi throughout the... Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$45

 
$458.5
Ratmina Hotel

Ratmina Hotel

Ratmina Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nukus. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include views of the garden or city. Ratmina Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$30

 
$307.6
Kizil Kum

Kizil Kum

Featuring free WiFi and a sauna, Kizil Kum offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nukus. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. All rooms come with a TV with cable channels. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 5.6/10.

$40

$405.6
Отель Асем

Отель Асем

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Отель Асем offers accommodation in Nukus. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

$50-

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Extensive Mausoleums & Monuments

Kunya-Urgench’s many mausoleums and monuments show diverse methods and décor of Islamic architecture of Central Asia, providing prominent examples of classical arabesques in monochrome terra-cotta and bright colorfulness of enamel. There are constructions from adobe and burned bricks, plain unicameral dome constructions up-going to ancient chartak and buildings with complicated compositions, sometimes with а long history of development, repair and reconstruction.

Although the individual monuments are in variable conditions, the principal monuments have retained a substantial amount of original material, representing a reasonable level of authenticity. Other buildings have remained untouched or been more or less substantially reconstructed. The individual monuments have been subject to various degrees of repair, restoration and reconstruction.
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Archeological Sites
The well-reserved ruins of the old town contain a series of monuments mainly from the 11th to 16th centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a 60-m high minaret. The monuments testify to outstanding achievements in architecture and craftsmanship whose influence reached Iran and Afghanistan, and later the architecture of the Mogul Empire of 16th-century India.

The overall integrity of Kunya-Urgench as an archaeological site results from its historical condition. Having been abandoned for more than three centuries, and then used as a graveyard, the area has remained relatively intact. Accordingly, Kunya-Urgench is considered to have retained its integrity better than most other sites in Central Asia as the attributes of the property are still present.
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