Kirk-Kiz-Bulak

There is a city of Almalyk near Tashkent. 5 km away from that city ther is the Kul-Ata settlement, better known as Kirk-Kiz-bulak. Passing by, you shall visit a truly beautiful place. According to legend, in ancient times, one of the days when local girls went swimming in the pond, nomads attacked the settlement. Frightened by their fate, the girls turned to supreme forces and asked to turn them into…

Uzbekistan wax museum

Uzbekistan is not only magnificent monuments of antiquity but also a modern region that keeps up to date. Recently, in one of the capital complexes named Tashkent City a magnificent wax museum “Yulduzlar muzeyi” was opened.  The museum presents not only wax statues of Hollywood stars, politicians, world celebrities, but soon statues of prominent personalities of Uzbekistan will be placed here. Each exhibit in the museum is thought out to…

Fortress Kirk Kiz (40 girls)

The unique “Kirk Kiz” building (“40 girls”) which has attracted the attention of researchers for a long time , has been variously considered as a palace, an abbey, a caravansarai, Hanaqoh, or just simply a civil construction. The complex “Kirk Kiz” is situated 3 km. from the ancient city of Termez. Local tradition connects it with the well-known national legend in which the princess Gulaim and her forty girls bravely struggled against raiding nomads.

Ulugbek Observatory

Ulugbek Observatory in Samarkand is a historical monument and one of the outstanding observatories of the Middle Ages. It was built by order of Mirzo Ulugbek in 1423. Due to the large employment in government affairs and rather rare visits to the observatory, Ulugbek was thinking about closing it. But he was persuaded by the famous mathematician and astronomer Ali Kushchi to abandon such an undertaking. Unfortunately, in 1449 Ulugbek…

Ulugbek Madrasah (Bukhara)

In addition to the famous madrasah on Registan Square in Samarkand and the madrasah in Gijduvan, Ulugbek built a similar madrasah in Bukhara in order to emphasize the city as the Muslim center of Central Asia. A rather high portal in the madrasah leads in two directions – a mosque and a training hall (darskhona). An inscription from the Quran is carved on the doors of Ulugbek Madrasah: “Seeking knowledge…