Vacation in Uzbekistan is a journey into history.
Do you live in a big metropolis?
Are you tired of the daily hustle and bustle?
You want a break from the noise of the city?
Especially for you, we have put together
7 reasons to leave everything and go to Uzbekistan!
You may ask why Uzbekistan?
Read on and you will understand everything!
Reason #1: Chorsu Oriental Bazaar (Tashkent)
What associations do people have when they are asked about “the East”? That’s right, the Bazaar! The bazaar is the heart of the eastern city, the place where merchants and traders from all over the world have been meeting for centuries, where caravans led the way. Only at the bazaar you will see and feel the true life of the oriental city. Tashkent Chorsu Bazaar is a direct confirmation of that.
Tashkent Chorsu Bazaar is considered one of the largest covered bazaars in Central Asia. Bazaar in the old part of the city Eski Shakhar. Rulers and traders walked the earth. At the bazaar you will buy fresh and natural products, without any GMO, on the sunny Uzbek soil. We assure you that such products you will not find in your city. There are also shops of artisans, where they sell handmade souvenirs.
Reason #2: Museum City (Khiva)
The next destination is Khiva City-Museum.
Khiva is an open air museum city located in the western part of Uzbekistan. During archaeological excavations, it was found that Khiva is over 2500 years old. The city has many names, and one of them is Heyvak.
There is a legend about the origin of ancient Khiva. The founder of the city is considered to be Shem, the son of Noah from the Bible. He built the city around a well filled with water that had an incredible taste. The well is still located to this day in Ichan – Kala, as a relic. And the ancient legend is passed down from generation to generation.
Khiva is protected by UNESCO. People living in this city are prohibited to make any changes in their homes so as not to spoil the look of the buildings of those times. Here you will see amazing architecture typical only for this region, get acquainted with the culture and traditions and learn many legends and tales connected with this city.
Reason #3: The main national dish – Plov
Plov is considered to be the calling card of Uzbekistan. Four letters, a million unforgettable emotions. If you have never tasted this incredible dish, then it’s high time! And for those who have tasted it, you should definitely visit its homeland. After all, in no other part of the world can you taste pilaw like in Uzbekistan! Every region of the country makes its own version of pilaw. The most famous are: Bukhara pilaf “Oshi sofi”, Khorezm suzma pilaf, Samarkand, Fergana and Tashkent pilaf.
Reason #4: Bukhara is the pearl of the east
Bukhara is a city of legend, the pearl of the East, one of the oldest and incredibly beautiful cities in Uzbekistan. It is over 2500 years old.
Bukhara city simply fascinates visitors with its oriental beauty. It consists of two parts: old and new city. Being in old part you will appreciate majesty of its buildings and originality of ancient architecture. From afar you can see the blue domes and the mosques and minarets rising majestically above the whole city. Many monuments, thanks to the efforts of the people who live here, still retain their original appearance. Walking through the streets of the old city, you can see many houses of old construction, which “reek” of the history and secrets. It seems that if you lean on their walls, you can hear voices from the past, which can tell a lot of interesting things.
Thousands of travelers and traders passed through this ancient land. Bukhara was on the route of the “Great Silk Road”. You will find beautiful architecture of the 12th century, traditions and customs, as well as Uzbek cuisine typical only for this region.
Reason #5: The legendary Samarkand and the Timurid dynasty
The city of a thousand legends and mysteries, the capital of the Timurid Empire – Samarkand. The main pearl of Samarkand is Registan Square. Three unique madrassahs (Tilla-Kori Madrassah, Ulugbek Madrassah and Sherdor Madrassah) attract millions of tourists from around the world with their unique patterns and ornaments. Visit one of the largest mosques in Uzbekistan – Bibi Khanim Mosque. Taste one of the most delicious plov in all of Uzbekistan. Also must-visit “Master Classes in Guest Houses” where you can cook real Uzbek pilaf and manty yourself. Every year thousands of foreign guests and tourists come to the capital of the mighty Timur to admire its unique beauty, get in touch with its ancient history and appreciate the cultural heritage of our ancestors.
Reason #6: In the footsteps of the Great Silk Road – Aidarkul Yurt Camp
If you want to feel the real life of a nomad and walk a part of the “Great Silk Road”, then you must visit the Yurt Camp Aidar Kul. Here you will plunge into the atmosphere of nomadic tribes, wandering in these parts for centuries. You will spend night in the real yurt, go fishing on the Lake Aidarkul, will ride a camel for 25 km, will see a starry sky of unbelievable beauty (you will not see this in the city).
Reason #7: Jade Lake Urungach
Nature lovers are dedicated to it! Jade Lake Urungach (in Uigur “urun” – light, “kach” – jade) is located 150 km from Tashkent, in Ugam-Chatkal National Park. It is located at an altitude of more than 1500 km above sea level. The water has a greenish-blue tint, for which it is called the “jade lake”. The lake is so clear and cold that you will not find any fish or insects in it. There are 2 lakes in total in the national park: the Lower Urungach, which can only be seen during warm periods, it is small and the lake dries up during the cold season. A little higher is the Upper Urungach. This lake is much larger and, unlike its counterpart, it has water all year round. Here you will enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and clean mountain air.
This is only a small part of what awaits you in Uzbekistan. For every person, who wants to visit this incredible country with very interesting history and beautiful architecture there are more than 7 reasons! And if you want to visit (and we think that after this you will definitely want to) then we invite you to Our Sunny Land – Uzbekistan!