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Great History

One of the features of Uzbekistan is its great history. It is incredibly interesting and exciting. This is evidenced by many cities, such as Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, which left a bright and indelible mark on the development of civilization and the culture of the East. They have been ravaged and destroyed more than once, but they were again erected and delighted with their unsurpassed beauty. The history of Uzbekistan is…

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Hospitality

Hospitality is the inherent quality of the Uzbek people. A good guest reception with Uzbeks is more valuable than any wealth. Hosts meet the guests at the gate of the house and greet them. Men are greeted by shaking the hands and women are greeted by putting a hand to one’s heart. People enquire about health and state of affairs during the hands shaking. Then guests are invited to the…

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National Cuisine

Uzbek cuisine shares the culinary traditions of Turkic peoples across Central Asia. There is a great deal of grain farming in Uzbekistan so breads and noodles are of importance and Uzbek cuisine has been characterized as “noodle-rich” one. Mutton is a popular variety of meat due to the abundance of sheep in the country and it is a part of various Uzbek dishes. Uzbekistan’s signature dish is palov (plov or osh or…

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Communication in Uzbekistan

Although the Uzbek Internet and cellular communication are different from foreign ones both in speed and quality. Every tourist should know how to ensure communication and the Internet in the country. Most hotels provide internet via Wi-Fi. But if there is no such service in your hotel so you can buy a SIM card in any cellular shop nearby. There are four mobile operators in Uzbekistan: Beeline, UMS, Ucell, Uzmobile…

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Independence Square in Tashkent

Independence Square or “Mustakillik Maydoni” is not just a square it is a place where all the people gather during holidays, where it is always pleasant to walk along the green alleys surrounded by the sound of fountains. Just approaching the square and stepping on granite steps with the beautiful fountains we can see the majestic structure of 16 marble columns with the storks flying on the top that are…

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Tashkent TV Tower

Tashkent TV tower 375 metres high is the highest structure in Central Asia. It is rather earthquake-resistant and can withstand earthquake with magnitude of 9 points on the Richter scale. TV power was built in 1981. Its main function was television and radio broadcasting. Broadcasting centre is the largest in Central Asia. Moreover the TV tower is equipped with a special observation platform where the city is spread along the…

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Shaitan Zhiga – Helmet of the Devil

Shaitan Zhiga – “Helmet of the Devil” This is a name of mysterious plateau hidden from curious eyes in off spurs of Zerafshan range 30 km from Samarkand not far away from Urgut. Rocks here look like fantastic sculptural masterpieces – frozen demons, idols of the ancient Gods, petrified prehistorical monsters. Among them you can find the figures of animals ( bear, tiger, huge a frog, pangolin, bird of prey)…

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Uzbek Pilaf

Pilaf takes a honourable and special place in Uzbek cuisine.The process of cooking pilaf is just an art for Uzbek people and it may take you a whole life to approach to this secret of art. We are going to tell you some interesting facts about this delicious dish. There are lots of types for cooking pilaf worldwide.Imagine that there are more than 200 kinds of pilaf only in Uzbekistan.There…

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Uzbek National Dress

Uzbek national national dress is very beautiful and has its own specific features. Since the ancient times unusualness of the national dress was specified by climatic and handicraft conditions. Till the present days it preserves its archaism features. Uzbek people have an original fabric named atlas that differs from other ones in its colorfulness and delicacy. Generally women’s light dresses are made of it. As for the men’s wear there…

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Uzbek Melons

Despite the fact that the watermelon is really good – sweet, juicy – there is no “honey” in it; “honey” is in the melon. The Uzbeks say so. But this is really so! One has only to leave the melon cut in the open air, as bees and wasps immediately fly on it and drink sweet juice. In order to determine the ripeness of the melon, it is enough for…

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