Where to go in Uzbekistan
If you want to visit the most picturesque places of Uzbekistan and get to know its nature and local color, you should definitely visit the Fergana Valley and get to know its inhabitants, representing an unusual mixture of many ethnic groups and cultures.
In the north of the country stretches the Kyzyl Kum desert, which in ancient times ran the Great Silk Road. According to it, caravans moved through the city of Khiva to the Aral Sea. In addition to Khiva, other ancient cities that were centers of commerce and major political centers such as Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara are of interest to travelers.
These excursion tours to Uzbekistan are possible for everyone, it is enough to contact the tour operator Canaan Travel, following the link above and choose a suitable tour for you.
On a trip to Uzbekistan, it is imperative to familiarize yourself with numerous archaeological excavations, to get acquainted with the national traditions of the peoples inhabiting it, to try unique local dishes and visit the most famous tourist attractions, which include:
Khazret-Hyzr Mosque, Samarkand
This mosque is considered the oldest in Uzbekistan. Scientists believe that it was built in the eighth century. Locals claim that the cemetery located near the mosque consists of 7 levels under the patronage of their saint.
Minaret Kalta Minar, Khiva
When visiting Khiva it is always recommended to visit one of the main symbols of the city – the majestic 30-meter-high minaret of bluish color, covered with a fancy pattern cannot but arouse the admiration of tourists. This structure was laid by the emir Amin Khan in the middle of the 19th century. It is believed that the emir ordered to build it much higher, but after his death the project was changed.
Mausoleum of Shahi Zinda, Samarkand
This is a complex of more than two dozen buildings. It is a beautiful monument of medieval Muslim architecture. Great people and revered saints are buried here. Therefore, the mausoleum is considered not only an architectural monument, but also one of the most revered Muslim shrines of Uzbekistan.
Romanov Palace, Tashkent
A beautiful palace in the center of the Uzbek capital was erected for the exiled prince Nikolai Romanov. After his death, the art museum was housed here, and today in the building are the offices of civil servants.
Fortress Ark, Bukhara
To date, from this sample of medieval fortification, only the gate and some parts of the fortress wall have survived. But these remnants of former power are enough to represent the former greatness and inaccessibility of this fortress. According to legend, this fortress was built by Prince Siyavush, who wanted to marry the daughter of King Turan. At one time such great people as Avicenna and Omar Khayyam visited the fortress.
“Death Tower”, Bukhara
The official name of this attraction is Minaret Kalun, but popularly known as the “Tower of Death”. Built in 1227, it has long been the highest structure in Central Asia. Over the years, he had the opportunity to serve not only a religious building, but also a watchtower, and in Soviet times even a warehouse. In 1991, the minaret was given the status of a tourist object.