The inspiring Central Asian country, which preserves numerous monuments of medieval architecture can be safely called Uzbekistan. Here one cannot count all the madrassahs, mosques, minarets and mausoleums. Tourists long to come here to try pilaw with long history, famous lepeshkas, halva and other delicious national dishes.
The roads of the Great Silk Road passed through Uzbekistan, on which the majestic cities of Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand grew. They are literally dotted with magical architecture that is able to captivate everyone.
Star of the East – Tashkent
The state capital was completely rebuilt in 1966, after a major earthquake. This is reflected in its modern appearance: the city neighbors the buildings of the Soviet era, medieval buildings and modern facilities. In Tashkent you will be able to:
- Visit Hast Imam, the place where famous Koran is kept.
2) Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the real Orient in the big bazaar Chorsu, where you can buy kurt, sweets, dried fruits, grape sugar, crockery, tea sets, and much more.
- To visit the Tashkent Metro, which began construction in the 1970s and became the first transport system of its kind in Central Asia.
- Appreciate the beauty of Independence Square, which is located in the center of the city.
- Walk around Amir Timur Square, in the center of which there is a monument to Tamerlane, a statesman who created a great empire.
Samarkand – the progenitor of Rome and Athens
The ancient Uzbek city was the key point of the Great Silk Road between Europe and China for more than 2 thousand years. In addition, it is the main scientific center of the medieval East.
In the 14th century the city became the capital of the great empire of Tamerlane; it keeps many legends and mysteries in its expanses. Every stone, district and body of water in Samarkand is tied to a legend which reminds one of true oriental fairy tales.
The city has something to surprise every tourist:
- In the central town square Registan there are three great constructions of XV-XVII centuries: Sherdor Madrassah, Ulugbek Madrassah, Tillya-Kari.
- At the remains of the observatory of the enlightener and astronomer of the Middle Ages Ulugbek, you can think of the stars, exactly those that were collected in his catalog of the starry sky in 1437.
- At the 500-year-old pistachio tree, which is located near the growing tomb of the prophet Daniel you can make a wish. This place is energetically the most powerful in the city because it holds the shrines of three religions.
- Take a test of sinfulness in the complex Shahi Zinda. At the entrance there are 40 steps – if at the entrance and descent their number is the same, then the person will be able to confirm his sinfulness. The main thing to remember, the eastern wisdom says: “He who does not sin, does not live.
Bukhara – the pearl of the east
A city with a thousand years of history, Bukhara has become a haven for artists who draw inspiration here. The main feature of the city is the famous Bukhara pilaf, which is cooked without oil, and rice and meat are stewed in their own juice.
Tourist will have to prepare thoroughly for the journey and stock up on comfortable shoes, because the city has a lot to see:
Ark Citadel (part of the Registan of Bukhara).
The mosques of the 18th-20th centuries Bolo House.
Poi Kalyan complex which includes Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret (Death Tower) and Mir-Arab Madrassah.
Ancient trading domes and much more.
On our 6-day tour for the New Year 2022 in Uzbekistan, you will have time to explore all the famous sights, taste the dishes of Uzbek cuisine and meet the coming year surrounded by kind and hospitable people. Ahead of you is a real oriental fairy tale.