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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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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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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KUMTEPA Bazaar

Kumtepa Bazaar, located in Margilan, is a major trading center of this city. There are many counters with juicy fruits, fragrant bread and, of course, fabrics and products from the famous Margilan silk. Kumtepa Bazaar is a truly oriental tale for a tourist.

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YODGORLIK Silk Factory

No wonder Margilan is called the city of silk, because here is the largest and most unique silk factory in Central Asia, called “Yodgorlik”. Here you can see firsthand the production of the best silk and purchase silk fabrics and atlas. What is most interesting, here all products are made by hand. You will have an interesting tour, where you will learn the silk cycle from cocoon to finished products.

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