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Uzbek puppets dressed in traditional clothes in Khiva old town, Uzbekistan
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Attend a Puppet Theatre Performance

When the traditional manufacturing of dolls meets the traditional art of theatre.

The State Puppet Theatre of the Khorezm Region, one of the most popular puppet theatres in Uzbekistan, is located in Khiva, which makes the city a unique place where you can explore a lesser-known part of the Uzbek culture.

For centuries, Khiva has maintained this tradition of doll tailoring and puppet shows at the very heart of the town. This affection expresses itself nowadays through theatre performances you can attend in Khiva. Puppet shows have been telling stories about common people, their daily life, about money and love, friends and enemies for centuries and keep on sharing tales with visitors.

Details of a puppet - Photo by metronoise / Shutterstock
Details of a puppet - Photo by metronoise / Shutterstock

The State Puppet Theatre of the Khorezm Region maintains its popularity because it is one of the last Uzbek puppet theaters that maintains the traditional way-of-doing. Attending a show is like traveling back in time to witness an enchanting performance in a swirling medieval bazaar.

Performances are organized regularly in Itchan Kala. Don't miss out on a passion for puppetry.

Photo by Idun Uhl Kotsani
Photo by Idun Uhl Kotsani

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Attend a Puppet Theatre Performance

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About 10 USD (prices can vary)