The third jewel in the crown of Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Road cities is the town of Khiva. And while some might think "you've seen one, you've seen them all", this is not the case of Khiva. Khiva has been completely restored. So much so, it almost has a Disney-eque museum feel to it. This level of restoration might not appeal to all, but it is a glimpse into the former glory of the city. The walled off old city is full of mosques, medressas, art shops, cafes and bazars. Unlike the other cities in the country, you need a general admission ticket for Khiva. It's logical, as this level of restoration most certainly comes at a price.