Ellik Kala Tour Duration: 1 day (6-8 hours)
Ellik Kala Tour Itinerary: Khiva-Kyzyl Kala-Tuprak Kala-Ayaz Kala-Khiva, 190 km
Tour Language: Russian, English, German, French, Chineese, Korean, Japan
Cost of the Tour: 40 USD for a sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti 2016, Chevrolet Cobalt 2016)
Ellik Kala Tour - Three Old Castles Tour Itinerary:
08:00 Start your tour "The Golden Ring of Ancient Khorezm" - Three Old Castles of Ellik Kala.
Visit Kyzyl Kala (Red Fortress) - The fortress is located 27 km from Beruni town. The total area of the fortress Kyzyl Kala is 65х63 meters. The ancient structure was built as a defensive fortress and was part of a chain of Khorezm fortifications, created by the state for protection of north-east borders of ancient Khorezm. The fortress’ walls were 8 meters thick.
After exploring Kyzyl Kala drive to Tuprak Kala - a ground a fortress. Tuprak Kala castle is a rectangular structure with dimensions of 500 x 350 meters. The total length of the perimeter walls is more than a kilometer, and the height reaches 8-9 meters in some places. The castle was severely damaged. Only the south-east corner is well preserved.
Drive to Ayaz Kala (Fortress in the wind). Ayaz Kala is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Kyzylkum Desert. The fortress remained unfinished and it never became habitable. The fortress has a rectangular shape with dimensions of 152x182 meters. Along the perimeter of the outside, the wall surrounds 35 unfinished towers in the form of a semicircle. The surviving fragments of double-row outer walls are at the base of slightly more than 2 meters. A two-level corridor between them with a width of 2,5 meters, also remained.
Drive back to Khiva. End of the tour.
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