Travel to Uzbekistan attracts people interested in history. Ancient Uzbek cities - Bukhara, Khiva, Samarkand - are perfectly preserved and ready to open thousands of secrets to the curious traveler.
The capital of the country, Tashkent is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Khiva is the only fully preserved ancient city on the Great Silk Road. It is rightly called an open-air museum. The history of the city is more than 2500 years old. Khiva has kept the eastern color and the integrity of the old city environment. The historical monuments in this city occupy entire areas, many of which almost completely preserved their original appearance.
Bukhara is called a many-faced city. Bukhara is often awarded with a mass of all flattering epithets - "Holy Bukhara", "Wise Bukhara", "Blessed Bukhara", "Scientist Bukhara", but according to the inhabitants of the country the most faithful and accurate is the "Noble Bukhara". Nobility of this city can be traced in everything - in secular monuments of architecture, ancient streets, high-rise minarets, faces and manners of citizens. There is a special atmosphere of the city, in which the mystery of antiquity and the impetuosity of modernity are intertwined. Samarkand from the first days was destined to a dramatic fate. Being the capital of a powerful Sogdian state, it was destroyed by the armies of Alexander the Great. Revived from the ruins, he again grew into the largest emporium on the Great Silk Road. At the beginning of the 13th century, as a result of the Mongol invasion, the city was buried under a powerful layer of fires. But as a phoenix from the ashes, it revived again and became the capital of the mighty empire of Amir Temur, having reached the zenith of glory during this period.
Sights of Uzbekistan amaze with its diversity. These are the archaeological monuments of the times of Zoroastrianism, which are already more than 2200 years old, and architectural masterpieces of the Middle Ages, and the monumental palaces of the late 19th century, and interesting buildings of modern times. The blue domes of the madrassah, the shining majolica of the mausoleums and the unusual brickwork of the minarets of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva have an astonishing appeal and unique oriental charm.
Capital – Tashkent
Time zone MSK + 2 (UTC + 5)
International airports: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarqand, Urgench, Fergana
The country’s climate is extreme continental - hot, dry because of no direct access to the sea or ocean.
In the north of Uzbekistan moderate climatic conditions dominate while subtropical one does in the far south of the country. Mostly dry and hot weather prevails during a year.
Season - from April to October except the hottest months – july and august for sightseeing tours, from november to march the season of ski tours.
The recommended length of stay is 7 days.Places must see:
- The capital of Uzbekistan -Tashkent
- Kyzylkum desert
- Fergana Valley