Uzbekistan, a Central Asian Republic and one of the double land locked country of the world, is famous for its historic sites and marvelous architecture of mosques and tombs. The country has the largest population among the Central Asian Republics and is recognized for its rich cultural heritage, Silk Road cities, namely Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, and exquisite Uzbek cuisine. Another great reason to visit Uzbekistan is that country is ranked among the safest places to travel in the world.
Traveling to Uzbekistan is a culturally rich experience due to its iconic sights and versatility of history, as country has gone through distinct reigns of Persians, Mongols and Soviet Union.
Since 15th century, Uzbekistan remained an attraction for the travelers due to its geographic contiguity with ancient Silk route and its Islamic religious schools.
Uzbekistan is home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites and six UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage places. Along with its historic significance for Muslims, the country
TASHKENT – NATIONAL CAPITAL
Tashkent, meaning means “stone city” in Uzbek language, is the largest city of Central Asia and lies in the northeastern part of Uzbekistan. The city is an economic and cultural hub of the Central Asia and lies in the most industrially developed part of the country. Along with this, Tashkent is known for its religious buildings, museums, theaters, and mausoleums. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Dzhuma Mosque, Prince Romanov Palace, Alisher Navoiy Park, and Amirsoy Winter Resort are among many places tourists visit when they are in Tashkent.
SAMARKAND – CROSSROADS OF CULTURE
Samarkand literally means “stone fort” or “rock town”. The mythical and lively city is a must see for the travelers and it is designated as one of the World Heritage site by UNESCO. It was founded in the 7th century BC, ruled by Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Timur, and ever since the place has become a melting pot of different cultures. Tourist attractions in the city are Registan square, the Bibi Khanum and Gur Emir Mausoleums, the Shah-i-Zinda complex, Afrosiab & the Ulughbek Observatory.
BUKHARA – THE CITY OF MUSEUMS
The legendary city of Bukhara remained the hub of learning, trade and religion over the period. It is a tourist attractions include numerous architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, namely Poi – Kalan, Kosh Madras, mausoleum of Ismail Samoni, minaret of Kalyan and others. City is famous for its distinct style of rugs and handicrafts.
KHIVA – THE CITY OF DELIGHTFUL LYBRINTHS
The ancient city of Khiva is a unique open-air museum, reflecting the centuries old Central Asia. The old town, Ichan-Kala is surrounded by high walls and gates and it is a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. The Kalta-Minar minaret catches the attention of tourists along with its conspicuous ceramics, pottery and woodcarvings.