"Photographing Khiva" Top 5 Page for this destination Khiva Favorite Tip by toonsarah

Khiva Favorites: 9 reviews and 28 photos

  Young tourist, Khiva
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  • Young tourist, Khiva - Khiva
      Young tourist, Khiva
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  • Street scene, Khiva - Khiva
      Street scene, Khiva
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  • Carved door, Kukhna Ark, Khiva - Khiva
      Carved door, Kukhna Ark, Khiva
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  • Local woman, Kukhna Ark, Khiva - Khiva
      Local woman, Kukhna Ark, Khiva
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Fondest memory: As you wander through the sun-baked streets and lanes of Khiva do take time to notice not just the architecture but also the details which will provide variety and add atmosphere to your photos. A carved door, an especially beautiful piece of tile work, a small window letting in a shaft of light – all these will contribute to the overall picture you paint of this gem of a city.

Even more so will images of the people add to the story your photos can tell and, as everywhere in Uzbekistan, most will be very happy to have their pictures taken. Look out for friendly shopkeepers, smiling children and Uzbek families visiting the sights. And make sure you look down the side streets too as their tranquillity can make them seem as if nothing has changed in them for centuries.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 13, 2011
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