Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tourist Attraction & Site Seeing in Uzbekistan !!

Tashkent : Tashkent is the capital of sovereign Uzbekistan. At present, Tashkent is one of the most important business centers of Central Asia. Present-day Tashkent is one of the most attractive Oriental cities. The architecture of Tashkent is unique, and the hospitality and friendliness of Tashkent people is amazing. Tashkent is about 2200 years old. It has evolved from a small ancient settlement into one of the largest Asian cities.

Palace of International ForumsUzbekistan International Forums Palace, located on Amir Timur Square. The palace was ceremonially opened in September 2009 to celebrate the occasion of Tashkent’s 2200th anniversary. It is to be a place of national and international contact as well as the country´s official representative building.
The Senate of UzbekistanThe building of the Senate of the Republic of Uzbekistan is located in the Independence square. In the entrance to the Senate one can see two different wall pictures. There are images of the Sun and a lion. They are crowning the world-wide recognized portal of the Medrese Sherdor in Samarkand.
Parlament of UzbekistanThe building is located within the National Park of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi. The main facade of Parliament faces to the avenue Bunyodkor, next to it located Concert Hall, Alisher Navoi Memorial and Abul Qosim Madrassah. The Parliament is a round Building measuring 86 meters in diameter.
BroadwaySaligokh Street, known locally as 'Broadway', has some street artists and painters, who display their original artworks. There are many shopping centers, fashion shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes are located on and around the Broadway in Tashkent. Here you may also pick up some handmade crafts and bric-a-bracs.
Independence SquareThe largest square in Tashkent is more like a large park than a square. With several monuments and fountains, surrounded by impressive public buildings and filled with trees and flower beds, the Independence Square in Tashkent is a showcase of modern Uzbekistan.
Amir Temur Square and MonumentAmir Temur Square is the true center of the city, where stands a famous monument to Amir Temur. Surrounded before with century-old plane trees, today, the monument to Amir Temur is seen from afar - as recently planted young trees replaced the old ones, creating a green background in the square.
TV TowerThe Tashkent Television Tower is a 375 metres high tower and is the tallest tower in Central Asia. The construction of Tashkent TV Tower is started in 1978 and it began operation 6 years later, on 15 January 1985. It was the 3rd tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991.
Tashkent Clock TowersThese Twin Clock Towers were build in 1947 and 2009 and now are considered one of the symbols of Tashkent. Tashkent Twin Clock Towers houses a showroom displaying ancient and contemporary jewelry masterfully created by members of crafts dynasties and offers to visitors unique samples of traditional Uzbek arts and antiques.
Centre of EnlightenmentThe centre is composed of Palace of Symposiums and the National Library of Uzbekistan. The new palace embodied a national architecture and modern architectural styles. Rich painting on walls, majestic marble columns and the blue dome – all testify to the continuation of centuries-old traditions of the Uzbek people on City Planning.

Andijan is one of the oldest cities in the Fergana Valley. In some parts of the city archeologists have found items dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. Historically, Andijan was an important city on the Silk Road. The city is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Babur who, following a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying the basis for the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent and became the first Mughal emperor.
Bobur Memorial Park  & : Seven kilometres (four miles) southeast of Andijan is this park, opened in 1993 to celebrate the arrival of earth brought from Babur's Kabul grave. Entombed in marble, the earth is the centrepiece of a large garden spread over a hillside Babur was fond of visiting.Babur Literary Museum : Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Babur Literary Museum in Andijan. Since 1990, it has housed a literary museum detailing Babur's poetry and prose, liberally sprinkled with reproductions of famous miniatures and paintings of chapters in his story
Bogishamol Garden of Winds
Garden of Winds Bogishamol is a unique place in Andijan. The park is located in a hilly area of Andijan region.

Juma Madrassah & Mosque : Andijan's chief religious complex was built near the bazaar at the end of the 19th century. Extensive restoration followed the 1902 earthquake in order for a Literature museum to be established. Vaulted halls span the corners of a monumental fagade almost 123 metres long.

 Navoi Park
This green haven of trees and boating ponds lies east of Babur Square, In the park's northeast corner rests the gently decaying splendour of the residence of Akhmed Beg Khodja. Elsewhere, the Bolalar Bogi (Children's Garden) is a new fairground at the crossroads of Fitrat and Sharaf Rashidov.

Bukhara is one of Central Asia’s oldest cities, full of stunning mosques and medrassahs, and a historic center that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home to the most skilled artisans, 15th century medrassahs, teahouses, and spice markets. It is also known as a “town museum” with over 140 architectural monuments. Bukhara is one of the oldest cities of the Central Asia with a thousand years of history. It is also considered as the holiest place of the region. The historic center of Bukhara contains numerous mosques, madrassahs and caravanserais, and has been listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. Old city with its astounding monuments, living quarters with labyrinths, hospitable people and tempting offers of merchants make Bukhara as one of the highlights of your trip to Uzbekistan. You will find here very unique sights of the region, from the first Friday mosque built in Central Asia to the Palace of the Last Emir of Bukhara.Bukhara probably has not changed much in two centuries. Many sightseeing places of Bukhara are located in the old part of the city and you will need at least two days to look around. There are also many religious places around Bukhara , approximately 30 kms far from the city.

Abdulaziz Khan Madrassah (Museum of Wood Carving Art)The Museum of wood carving art, which is located in the Abdulaziz Khan Madrassah, exhibits finest collections of Bukharian wood carving art.
Imam al-Bukhari Memorial MuseumImam al-Bukhari Memorial Museum is dedicated to the life of Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail al Bukhari, outstanding researcher of Hadiths in Islam.
Museum-Cell Of Sadriddin Ayni Jalol IkromiThe memorial museum is devoted to the life of Sadriddin Ayni and Jalol Ikromi, the outstanding classical writers of the Uzbek and Tajik literature.
Nodir Devonbegi KhonaqoLocated at the Lyab-i Hauz, Nodir Devonbegi Khonaqo, which was once a madrassah, exhibits and sell modern works of art by folk craftsmen and Bukharan artists of the 20th century. The site has also an open air traditiona; restaurant with live music and entertainment program.
Faizullah Khojayev House MuseumThis wonderful example of the 19th – century architecture houses the ethnographic exhibition, featuring rich merchants' life of the 19th- 20th centuries.  
Museum of Metal Chasing
Blacksmith's Museum Workshop, which is located in the Kulyuta Caravansarai, exhibits finest collections of Bukharan blacksmith handicraft.
Museum of Decorative Applied ArtsThe Museum of Decorative Applied Artslocated in Sitora-i Mohi Khosa palace, displays the finest examples of decorative art of Central Asia.
Kamoliddin Behzod Fine Arts MuseumWelcome to Kamoliddin Behzod Fine Arts Museum in Bukhara. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Kamoliddin Behzod Fine Arts Museum in Bukhara.
Magok-i Attari Mosque (Museum of Carpets)Welcome to Magok-i Attari Mosque (Museum of Carpets) in Bukhara. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Magok-i Attari Mosque (Museum of Carpets) in Bukhara.
Ulughbek MadrassahUlughbek Madrassah is a part of Kosh madrassah, which is also includes Abdul-aziz Khan Madrassah. Today, the madrassah hosts the museum of history of the restoration of the architectural monuments of Bukhara.
Chashma-i Ayub Mausoleum (Museum of Water Supply)Welcome to Chashma-i Ayub Mausoleum (Museum of Water Supply) in Bukhara. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Chashma-i Ayub Mausoleum (Museum of Water Supply) in Bukhara.
Zindan, Emir’s PrisonZindan, Emir's Prison in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Zindan jail in Bukhara.

The Ark Fortress (Regional Studies Museum)The Ark Сitadel in Bukhara, Uzbekistan is a massive fortress was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD.


Aral Sea

Millions of years ago, the northwestern parts of Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan were covered by a massive inland sea. When the waters receded, they left a broad plain of highly saline soil. One of the remnants of the ancient sea was the Aral Sea, the fourth largest inland body of water in the world.
Aral Sea was once the fourth largest inland sea in the world. Moynaq, was the largest port on the Aral, a finger of coast where a significant part of the Aral catch was processed and canned. In 1921 as the Volga region suffered a terrible famine, Lenin appealed to the Aral fleet for help and within days 21,000 tonnes of fish had been dispatched, saving thousands of Russian lives. Today it is a nightmarish town of stagnant, corrosive pools and deserted factories, the victim of a Soviet crusade to overcome nature. Not a single fish can survive in the sea, 10,000 fishermen have lost their jobs and Moynaq has lost its raison d’etre.
The only reason to visit it is a macabre one; to witness the death throes of the sea and the dramatic sight of dozens of deserted fishing boats rusted at their moorings, submerged in sand, riding the crest of a sand dune, 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the shoreline. Many of the ships have been sold off for scrap in recent years so you might have to hunt around to find some. To visit the ship’s graveyard continue north through the town from the bus station for two kilometres and head northeast, over the crunchy, white top soil of salt and sea shells, towards the large canning factory. A solitary taster of the debacle ahead lies on display at the bus station and a wider view of the area can be gained from the northern promontory. The town has a small museum (closed Sunday) with photos and paintings of the Aral’s heyday.

The Ferghana Valley is the most densely populated region of Uzbekistan, with almost a third of the country’s population. It has nearly 25,000 sq. km of fertile land, and is a great oasis surrounded by the Kuramin mountain ridge in the North-West, Chatkal mountain range in the North, Fergana mountain range in the East, and Alai and Turkestan ranges in the South.

Karshi is a city in southern Uzbekistan, in Kashqadaryo province, about 520 km south-southwest of Tashkent, and about 335 km north of Uzbekistan’s border with Afghanistan. In the early 1970s, the first section of a major irrigation project was completed to divert water from the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan eastward into Uzbekistan to irrigate the land surrounding Karshi.

Samarkand is situated in the Zerafshan Valley, and surrounded by the spurs of the Pamir-Alay ranges. Ancient Samarkand was well-known both in the East and the West. In the 4th c. BC, Samarkand, then called Marakanda, was one of the centers of culture and trade in the East.
Samarkand equals such cradles of human civilization as Athens, Rome, Memphis, Alexandria.

Shakhimardan Shahimardan city is located in the scenic mountainous region (1500 asl), 55 km from Fergana. The city of extraordinary beauty, lost in the Alai Range and bordered on two sides by Ok-Soo and Kok-Su  rivers connecting the same river Shahimardan-sai. Striking in its beauty Blue Lake (Kulipkubbon) is located seven kilometers south-east of Shahimardan. It was formed after a strong earthquake in 1766. The lake is located at an altitude of 1,724 m above sea level. The lake is 170 m, width – 60 m, depth – 5.10 m. And there is a two-kilometer cable way to the lake. Cool air, rushing rivers and mountain lakes make this region a great place to relax and travel. However, Shahimardan is also a sacred area, a place of religious pilgrimage.Shakhimardan
Legend says that Hazrat Ali visited Shahimardan, the fourth caliph, brother-in-law of the prophet Muhammad“Shahimardan” in Persian language means “lord of men”, which also refers to the name of Hazrat Ali. In the 20′s in the center of Shahimardan existed mosque and the mausoleum of Hazrat Ali, which was destroyed  later. In 1993, the mausoleum of Hazrat Ali was re-built in the same place and has kept its outer form.
Mausoleum in ShakhimardanIn the1930s, as a result of the exchange of territories between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan,Shahimardan became part of Uzbekistan.Shahimardan some time was named Hamzaabadin honor of the poet and the founder of the Uzbek drama Hamza Hakim-zade Niyazi. In the 60 years in his honor and the mausoleum of Hamza, and in 1989, during the celebration of the centenary of the birth Shakhimardan a new museum and a monument to this talented man was built.

nurata wievNurata  Mountains : A small town Nurata is  located in the foothills of Nurata  Mountains,  200 km fromSamarkandNurata  is the administrative and cultural center of the mining district of Navoi region.
Legend says it that the city appeared many centuries ago, after the fall of the meteorite. At the ”firestone” crash site a spring of healing water occured. This explains the name of the city, “Nurota” means “father beam” or “ray-father.” Local people say that sometimes a strange glow appears on the spring. Nurata really an amazing place – as soon as you enter the town, you see surprising landscape-on one side is the margin of the Kyzyl Kum desert, on the other – the eponymous rock boulders range. Nurata is located away from major industrial and tourist centers. In Nurata people live measured life, respecting the traditions and customs of their ancestors. The population of the town of just 25,000 people, who live in kindness, friendship, and are renowned for their hospitality. While in the 4th century BC the city occupies a strategic position. Fortress Nur served as protection of the city, and it was built by Alexander the Great. Today, a small town Nurata became a pilgrimage for the religious people. One of the most important centers of Islam is complex “Chashma”, which is visited by thousands of devotees not only from neighboring cities, but also from other countries. A truly Nurata’s miracle is Aydarkul Lake in the endless sands of the Kyzyl Kum, with its clear waters and an abundance of various fishes. Many species of birds listed in the Red Book found shelter on the Aydarkul shores . Endless Kyzylkum sands, Yurt BaseCamel Rides, beauty of the night sky and amazing national folklore – all this can be experienced in the town Nurata.


Khiva, an excuisite city in the middle of the dessert, is indeed unchanged for many centuries. Located along the commercial Silk Road, the city is home to the most skilled artisans, 15th century medrassahs, teahouses, and spice markets. Walking along its main streets, back streets, you’ll find something interesting to catch your eye. There are so many mosques, mausoleums, minarets and madrassahs crammed in the historic town of Khiva, also known as Ichan Kala (the inner fortress)

Pakhlavan Mahmoud MausoleumA beautiful emerald green dome topped with a large brass finial marks the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Mahmoud - the holiest site in Khiva. It is the shrine of Khiva's patron saint, Pakhlavan Mahmud, who was a fur hat maker and a famous poet of Khiva, and the dynastic burial complex of the Khiva Khans.
Kunya Ark CitadelKunya Ark which is the “old fortress” was founded in 1680's by Muhammad Arang Khan. It is a citadel located in Itchan Kala. The citadel presented a complex containing the residence of Khivan Khans and their family. The Kunya Ark foundations are the oldest surviving remains in Khiva dating back to the fifth century.
Minaret of Palvan-KariPalvan Kari is rare type straight, cylindrical minaret. It was built in the late XIX, early XX centuries. Palvan Kari minaret is located in the eastern part of Dishan-Kala close to the Sayyid-biy
Palace of Nurullah-baiDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. The palace of Nurullah-bai is in the northwestern part of Dishan-Qala. It was built by Muhammad-Rahim-khan II for his son and heir Asfendiyar-khan from 1906-1912. After the [...]
Tash Hauli PalaceDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. The Khan’s palace is a large building, ornamented with pillars and domes, which, covered with bright coloured tiles, flash in the sun, and attract the attention of the [...]
Palvan-DarvazaPalvan-Darvaza means not only the eastern gates of Ichan-Qala, but also a big shopping mall. In the 17th-18th centuries this place was occupied by the ancient gates with a prison.
Monument to Al-KhorezmiyWelcome to Monument to Al-Khorezmiy in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Monument to Al-Khorezmiy in Khiva.
Shirgazi Khan MadrassahDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. Shirgazi-khan Madrassah is the oldest in Khiva. It is located to the south of Pahlavan-Mahmud Mausoleum. It was constructed in 1718-1720 after the successful military [...]
Madrassah of Muhammad Rahim KhanThe madrassah of Muhammad Rahim-khan is located opposite the gates of Kunya-Ark. The madrassah is one of the biggest in Khiva. It was constructed in 1876
Madrassah of Muhammad Amin KhanThe biggest medieval madrassah in Khiva, the Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan (1845-1855) is located opposite to Kunya-Ark at the gates of Ata-darvaza.
Madrassah of Matniyaz Divan BegiWelcome to Madrassah of Matniyaz Divan Begi in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Madrassah of Matniyaz Divan Begi in Khiva.
Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khanDescription About Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khan Welcome to Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khan in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khan in Khiva The madrassah of [...]
Madrassah of Khurdjum and Allakuli KhanWelcome to Madrassah of Khurdjum and Allakuli Khan in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of [Madrassah of Khurdjum and Allakuli Khan in Khiva.
Madrassah of Arab Khan and Muhammad Amin InakWelcome to Madrassah of Arab Khan and Muhammad Amin Inak in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Madrassah of Arab Khan and Muhammad Amin Inak in Khiva.
Madrassah of Amir TuraThe madrassah of Amir Tura is located in the northern part of Ichan-Qala among private houses. It was constructed in 1870 by the brother of Muhammad Rahim-khan II
Kunya ArkKunya-Ark ("Old fortress") is the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala. It was founded in the 17th century by Muhammad-Erenk Khan. Kunya-Ark had formed a "city inside a city" separated by a high wall
Kalta MinorKalta-Minor - the "Short minaret". The minaret and Muhammad Amin-khan Madrassah were intended to finish the plan of the big square near the western gates of Ichan-Qala.
Minaret and Madrassah of Islam KhodjaDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. Islam-Khodja was the first vizier of the Khiva khanate of Muhammad Rahim-khan II (1863-1910) and his son Esfendiyar-khan (1910-1920). He financed the construction of a [...]
Friday Mosque – Djuma Mosque and MinaretThe cathedral mosque of Khiva, otherwise known as Djuma-Mosque, is located in Ichan-Qala on the road leading from the gates of Palvan-darva-za to Ata-darvaza.
Bagbanly MosqueDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. Bagbanly (Bokbonly) Mosque is a small quarter mosque from the early 19th century. It is located to the south of Islam-Khodja Minaret. We know its architect, Pahlavan Kuli, [...]
Necropolis of Pahlavan-MahmudWelcome to Necropolis of Pahlavan-Mahmudin Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Necropolis of Pahlavan-Mahmud in Khiva.
Bathhouse of Anush-khanWelcome to Bathhouse of Anush-khan in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Bathhouse of Anush-khan in Khiva.
Ak-MosqueDescription About Welcome to in Khiva. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of in Khiva. The Ak-Mosque (“White Mosque”) was built at Anush-khan (1663-1687) in the middle of the 17th century. This is a small quarter mosque next to the gates of Palvan-darvaza.

It has been resolved by UNESCO to place the ancient city of Shakhrisabz on the list of world heritage memorials, a city which has left a significant mark on world civilization. The 2700th anniversary of the foundation of Shakhrisabz has been celebrated, demonstrating to the world the ancient value of this land, its greatness and beauty.

Dorus Siadad, Barlas EnsembleWelcome to Dorus Siadad, Barlas Ensemble in Sakhrisabz. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Dorus Siadad, Barlas Ensemble in Sakhrisabz.
Kok Gumbaz MosqueWelcome to Kok Gumbaz Mosque in Sakhrisabz. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Kok Gumbaz Mosque in Sakhrisabz.
Amir Temur MonumentWelcome to Amir Temur Monument in Sakhrisabz. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Amir Temur Monument in Sakhrisabz.

Ak Serai PalaceWelcome to Ak Serai Palace in Sakhrisabz. Here you will find information, view photos and read tourist reviews of Ak Serai Palace in Sakhrisabz.

This is a kingdom of trade routes and brave warriors. This is a land famous worldwide for its richness in gold and lazurite. Archeological discoveries have proven that the origin of agricultural civilization on this territory dates to before the 5th c. BC.

Day 1 Tashkent

Upon arrival at Tashkent airport meeting with name plate and city tour of Tashkent with your expert, foreign speaking guide. The capital city of Uzbekistan is a cosmopolitan, green city with wide streets, a lots of parks, fountains, museums and theaters. During tour visit Amir Temur Park, Earthquake monument, Khazrati Imam complex in the old part of city, Applied Art Museum, also walk along Independence square and take a ride in Tashkent Metro. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2 Tashkent-Samarkand

After breakfast in the hotel drive to Samarkand. Your expert, foreign speaking guide will take you for sightseeing tour of Samarkand. The tour includes visits to Gur Emir Mausoleum, final resting place of the Great warlord and statesman Amir Temur (Tamerlane) and his dynasty. See Registan Square and shop for local handicrafts in Samarkand. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 3 Samarkand

After breakfast in the hotel discover one of the largest in the Central Asian medieval friday Mosque of Bibi Khanum and explore Siyab Bazaar in Samarkand. Also visit Shahi Zinda Complex with many mausoleums displaying beautiful tile work, the remains of the medieval Ulughbek Observatory. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 4 Samarkand-Bukhara

After breakfast drive to Bukhara. In the PM Your expert, foreign speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and start walking tour of Bukhara including visit to Lyabi Hauz, Trade domes, Poi Kalon Ensemble of Kalan Minaret, Kalan mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 5 Bukhara

Today you will continue tour of Bukhara with your expert, foreign speaking guide and transport. Visit Bahovuddin Naqshbandi complex to learn about Sufism, the Summer Palace of last Bukhara rulers “Sitorai Mokhi Hosa” and beautiful site Chor Minor hidden in old town neighborhood, also visit Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashmai Ayub, Bolo Hauz mosque and the Ark Fortress.  Your guide will recommend a good local restaurant for lunch in Bukhara and time permitting take you shopping of local handicrafts too. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 6 Bukhara-Khiva

Today you will drive through Kizilkum desert, cross the Oxus river and reach another fabulous town – Khiva. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 7 Khiva-Urgench-Tashkent

Breakfast will be in hotel restaurant. Your expert, foreign speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and start your personal Khiva tour visiting Ichan-Qala (the Inner Fortress), where you will see Muhammad Amin madrasah, unfinished Kalta Minar, Kunya Ark, Pahlavan Mahmud mausoleum, Islam Khodja complex and Friday mosque. In the pm you will be transferred to Urgench Airport for flight to Tashkent. On arrival in Tashkent meeting with your name plate and transfer to hotel for overnight. Overnight in Tashkent.

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