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Museum of the Temurids

The State Museum of the Temurids History was opened on October 18, 1996 in Tashkent in honor of the 660th anniversary of Amir Temur. The museum is a combination of medieval “Temuridsky” style with modern architectural one. It has a round shape with a large blue dome and graceful columns. There is a beautiful fountain at the entrance. The building has three floors, the first one is used for staff,…

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Carpet Weaving

Since ancient times Uzbekistan is famous for its carpets. During past centuries the carpets were very expensive at cost and generally they were used to decorate the palaces of khans and nobles. And nowadays in Uzbekistan carpet is the symbol of prosperity, comfort and well-being. This is a mandatory gift for a newly married couple at the wedding. There are many carpet factories around the republic. Besides, there are many…

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Religion in Uzbekistan

During many centuries Uzbekistan and the whole Central Asia have been the crossroads of various religions. It was the religion that played a key role in uniting the peoples living in this territory regardless of their nationality and race. Today young Uzbekistan is a secular state where all religious organizations and associations are equal as per the law. The predominant religion in Uzbekistan is Islam, and more specifically, Sunni Muslims….

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Uzbek Artistical Handicraft

Artistical handicraft takes a special place in the culture of Uzbekistan. Since the ancient times from one generation to another the secrets tricks of the trade have been transferred, motif have been carefully kept, art schools were established which thereafter became the centres of different handicraft centers. The proximity of the past and present in architecture, art, traditions create the uniqueness of Uzbekistan. Ceramics is one of the most ancient…

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Makom – Uzbek National Music

One may carry on an endless conversation about heritage of Uzbek culture, spirituality, especially music. Today we are going to talk about “makoms”. This traditional musical and singing genre formed as far back as in the middle of the century and took a place of honour in Uzbek professional music. Some researchers find “makoms” to be a development of the Zoroastrianism culture came into long before  Islam. Probably, initially the…

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El Merosi Theater of Historical Costume

El Merosi Theater of Historical Costume was founded in April 2006. The main goal of the theater is to recreate and promote the cultural heritage of the peoples of the region through the prism of costumes. El Merosi Theater has taken a certain place in the cultural life of the country, as evidenced by numerous performances for foreign VIP guests and tourists, company staff and educational institutions. El Merosi Theater…

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Uzbekistan is one of the most Attractive Tourist Destinations in 2020

According to many international publications Uzbekistan has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations in 2020. Recently, the British newspaper The Telegraph published a list of cities that must be visited this year. Among them is our Tashkent (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/best-hidden-cities-must-visit-2020/). Say yes, this is a well-deserved recognition, given that every year, more and more tourists visit our country. As you can see, tourism in Uzbekistan is developing rapidly, and this…

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Amirsoy Mountain Resort

So the New Year has come!!! And it is not snowing yet in Tashkent anyway….. However it is not an issue!!!! On New Year’s Eve, the world-class resort named Amirsoy was started. Mountains, snow, fresh mountain air, wonderful chalets for relaxation there is everything for you and your children! The grand opening of Amirsoy Mountain Resort which was built in accordance with the best international quality standards, took place in…

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Uzbekistan for Gastronome

Speaking about Uzbek national cuisine one should not forget that most of the dishes have a centuries-old history and recipes of the same have not changed for many years. By no means, this is our famous Uzbek pilaf, shish kebab, kazan – kabob, tandyr gusht (baked meat). These are the few dishes that Uzbekistan is famous for. Uzbek pilaf is included into the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of…

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Cultural Capital of the Turkic World

Khiva city was declared as “Cultural Capital of the Turkic World” in 2020. Khiva is an amazing historical city which is included into the UNESCO World Heritage List, where every stone and column tells you about the richness of culture and the high level of art of our ancestors. The ancient city of Khiva was once the center and the most beautiful place of Khorezm Khanate (Kingdom). Its rich heritage…

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