06 Jul Why You Should Visit Uzbekistan?
Why You Should Visit Uzbekistan?
While shortlisting the countries you wish to visit, have you ever considered Uzbekistan? Probably not but let me tell you Uzbekistan is a big country with much more to offer. A magical country located in Central Asia will easily draw your attention with its 3Ms – mosques, madrasas, and markets. Besides that, the beautiful cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva are the 3 major tourist attractions located on the Silk Road route. Apart from that, the capital Tashkent is a place worth visiting mainly because of its vibrant market.
Central Asia’s Main Hub, Tashkent
Are you listing down the places to visit in Uzbekistan? If that’s the case begin your list with the beautiful capital Tashkent. A city clutching its past with a firm grasp while still pursuing modernism. You will be a
astonished at the contrast of a rambling national capital one hand with a conventional enclave for ranchers trucking their products to the stifling hordes of the bazaar on another. You may also consider checking around Tashkent Metro. Tashkent Metro is not just a mean of transportation to move from one place to another. It is also art created during the Soviet Union. Each station has its own unique design and would recommend stopping by a few of them. Its secondary role was a shelter for nuclear fallout and was considered as a military installation. A single ride costs you 1200 som, which is around 14 cents. And you have to buy a token from the cashier before riding.
Chorsu Bazaar – One of the oldest markets in the country, the Chorsu Bazaar is located in Tashkent. This dome-shaped architecture is also built during the Soviet Union. It is a place full of delicious food and shops vending the most renowned country snacks. If you have a chance to visit this place, find the bread bazaar, you will be amazed by the wonderful smell of bread. You can find there local dry fruits including pistachio, nuts, dry grapes, etc. If you are thinking to buy handmade souvenirs, Chorsu Bazaar can be a great spot to find some fine handmade wooden, pottery souvenirs.
Chimgan Mountains-To northeast of Tashkent lies the Chimgan mountains where tourists can quench their thirst for a skiing adventure.
Charvak Lake-On the way Chimgan mountains, is another beautiful attraction, Charvak lake. A place that brings you the opportunity to enjoy paragliding.
Amir Temur Museum-Besides that, one can travel through the rich history of Uzbekistan located in the center of Tashkent, the Amir Temur museum. With a grand monument of Temur seated on a horse with his hand raised. Thus, Tashkent is blended of past and modernism anyone would love to visit.
UNESCO World Heritage Gem of Uzbekistan, Samarkand
Being one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, Samarkand is famous for its geographic location. It is located in the middle of major trade routes and is named as ‘Samarkand — Crossroads of Cultures.’
Registan Square-Without any doubt, Registan square is the true gem, situated in the core of the old city of Samarkand. the Registan square has acquired its worldwide notoriety because of its beautiful architectural design. The place is encompassed by excellent madrasas, each one of them is unique in its own way and it has always been at the focal point of social activities in Samarkand.
Siob Bazar-Are you a food lover? Or an adventurous person? Including many treats and souvenirs to be enjoyed, the Siob Bazar is absolutely worth a visit for you. It’s the city’s main market and a great place to enjoy local food.
Shahi-Zinda is another beauty that will surprise you with its stunning architecture. Showcasing some of the richest tilework in the Islamic world, this place is another eminent mausoleum of Uzbekistan. The place is named so because of the grave of Qusam ibn-Abbas, a man who is believed to have introduced Islam to this region.
Central Asia’s Holiest City, Bukhara
Bukhara is a historic city, more than 2000 years old and is a major medieval center for Islamic culture. The city is full of ancient religious architecture that still covers several well-conserved mosques, madrassas, and bazaars. It’ s a place with a glimpse of Islamic history and quite different from the modern cities of Uzbekistan. A must-see city to visit with lots of wonders awaiting your visit.
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum-Breathtakingly beautiful the Ismail Samanid Mausoleum is a global attraction and is considered as one of the amazing works of Central Asian architecture. It is one of the most stupendous mausoleums in the country and the beauty lies in the complexity and architectural designs. It is the resting place of Ismail Samani, a significant emir of the Samanid dynasty.
Ark of Bukhara-If you are a person with a keen interest in history, then the Ark of Bukhara is one of the must-visit places in Uzbekistan. It is an astonishing piece of architecture, Bukhara’s oldest structure and the residence of the Arab rulers for centuries.
Keeping in view all the tourist’s attractions with captivating architectural designs and a blend of history and the modern world, Uzbekistan attracts tourists throughout the year.