Uzbekistan is an amazing country filled with its bright colors, combining modernity, antiquity, folk customs and traditions. Recently this destination has been gaining popularity among tourists. You can easily get to Tashkent by plane. And then you should travel around the country by car or train. The country is beautiful, but it is especially important to see Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand.
Tashkent is the capital of the country, one of the largest and most populous cities in Central Asia, a beautiful and newly-built city, which combines both advanced technology, high level of service and traditional flavor along with a unique cuisine. It is recommended to walk a lot!
Chorsu Market (Istanbul grand bazaar just rests);
A memorial complex of Islamic architecture founded in XI-XII centuries;
The entrance part of the Shahi Zinda Ensemble, built by Ulugbek on behalf of his son Abdulaziz in 1434-1435;
The two-domed mausoleum, dedicated to the court nurse Ulug Uljaoyim;
Darwaza Gate, made in 1404-1405;
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmad;
The Tuman Eye complex of the 15th century
The only specialty coffee house in the country is also located here: Coffee Nation Uzbekistan and its supervisor Marat will treat you to delicious self roasted coffee and tell a lot of amazing things about local traditions and customs.
From Tashkent you can take the Afrosiab high-speed train to Bukhara. In 4 hours, the terrain changes from green fields to, in fact, desert.
Bukhara is considered a sacred city of Islamic civilization, located in the center of an ancient agricultural oasis in the lower reaches of the Zarafshan River. The name of the city correlates with the Sanskrit "vihara" - "shrine", "monastery". Medieval sources report that Zoroastrian magicians and idolaters translated "Bukhara" as "temple", "assembly of science". There is a proverb about the sanctity of the Bukhara land: "If in everything the light falls from above, in Bukhara it comes from the earth". The historic center of the city is a unique "open air" museum and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Poi-Kalon architectural complex;
Bukhara Registan, a square at the foot of the Bukhara Arch;
Sitorai Mohi Hossa Palace, built by the last ruler of a dynasty of magnates, Bukhara Emir Mir Sayyid Alimkhan;
Khalifa Niyozkuli Madrassah;
Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, which now houses a water museum.
The next destination is Samarkand, one of the largest cities in Uzbekistan and the third largest in the country, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. It can be reached from Bukhara by train, the travel time is just over four hours.
The Old City of Afrosib.
Huge, of all families, warlords and visitors, the Amir Timur Memorial Complex.
In Uzbekistan, we recommend you to drink tea, try different variations of meat dishes, and enjoy the beauty of natural and architectural monuments and the friendliness of the locals.