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Sharing borders with all five of the other ‘Stans, Uzbekistan lies at the heart of Central Asia. A country rich with culture and history — you can explore the ancient Silk Road traditions, the landscapes, also the medieval citiesBukhara and Samarkand along with the Tashkent’s metro — modelled on the Moscow Metro, it is all marble, chandeliers and carved alabaster. 

Tashkent is the capital, and the top Uzbekistan destination  — with contemporary and medieval architecture, Tashkent is dotted with bazaars, cosmopolitan associations and tastefully curated museums. Explore the Ugam-Chatkal National Park, where the Chimgan Mountains called the ‘Uzbek Switzerland’. Make your way through villages, capture landscapes and become familiar with the former Soviet nation’s nation’s heart.

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The walled town of Khiva — a UNESCO World Heritage was established in the 6th century, also thrived as a Silk Road trading town, with progressively elaborate mosques, mausoleums and madrassas (religious schools) added into the labyrinth of streets, all which were richly restored. Samarkand has been a city famous for its craft production, and has been a purpose for commerce throughout many centuries before Alexander “The Great” conquered in 329 BC. 

In the late antique and early medieval period, the surrounding region and the town were occupied from the Sogdians, a people of origins renowned . As early as Han times (206 BC-220 AD), once the Chinese committed to writing their beliefs of Inner Asia, Sogdian retailers are listed in the Oriental descriptions of the area.

The undoubted hero of Uzbekistan is a 14th-century conqueror who married a descendent of Genghis Khan, Timur.

Uzbekistan shares a border with 5 countries – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan and most of them have multiple borders.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT VANUATU: APRIL TO JUNE

Travelbook Explorers Community Top 10 Favorites Experiences:

  • Explore in Samarkand, the Registan, a fantasy of majolica and azure 
  • Hike the Ferghana Valley, a fertile corridor beneath the majestic Pamir mountains
  • Walk through Khiva’s perfectly preserved historic heart
  • Bukhara: Guided Grand Tour
  • Visit Shakrisabz, the hometown of Timur
  • Explore the Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
  • Enjoy the art  at The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art
  • Ride the Tashkent metro for an art adventure
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Tours and experiences to have in Uzbekistan:
Bukhara: Guided Grand Tour

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this full-day, history-packed Bukhara tour covers the Silk Road city’s major attractions. Discover highlights like the old domed bazaar, 12th-century Magoki-Attori Mosque, and Lyab-i Hauz historical complex.

Bukhara is considered the finest cities in Uzbekistan and it’s situated on the Silk Road Route, its background crosses rulers, dynasties and is over 2,000 years old. A perfect example of an ancient medieval city in Central Asia. All the significant sightseeing areas are covered by this Bukhara city tour in Bukhara, together with a number of the spots.

You will be visiting all the top spots and sightseeing areas in Bukhara: Mir Arab Madrassah, the Ark Fortress, the Bolo Hauz Mosque, Kalan Minaret’s Poi Kalon Ensemble, the Kalan Mosque, and the Ismail Samani Mausoleum while you can search for handicraft, in Lyabi Hauz. With time after your day of sightseeing from Bukhara, and allowing you to go shopping, prior your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Highlights

  • Navigate the sprawling Silk Road city, famous for its Timurid landmarks
  • Encounter mosques, madrasas, and fortresses

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CAPITAL: TASHKENT
AREA:  447,400 SQ KM 
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: UZBEK

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Uzbekistan boasts some of the best architecture in Central Asia, a crossroads of trade, and cultures for more than 2 millennia. Travel in the bullet train of Uzbekistan to Samarkand and on Nuratau Reserve to find your place to stay. Explore Kyzylkum Desert and gaze in the UNESCO paintings of Bukhara. A country with a mixture of cultural and natural wonders.

The Best Things to do and explore in Uzbekistan:

History Museum of the People of Uzbekistan
Samarkand
Jumanji
Silk Road Spices
Registan
Alisher Navoi Opera & Ballet Theatre
Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
Ark Shah-i-Zinda
Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Kokand
Ugam-Chatkal National park
Kumtepa Bazaar
Char Minar
Shahrisabz
Kalta Minor Minaret

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