Uzbekistan

uzbekistan points of interest

Uzbekistan is a country in South-Central Asia and has borders with five other stans Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. It is doubly landlocked but includes the southern shoreline of the Aral Sea.Uzbekistan points of interest are the proud home of spellbinding architecture and ancient cities, fascinating history of the Silk Road.

The best time for Uzbekistan travel is April-May and September-October. Uzbekistan is an extremely friendly country where hospitality remains an essential element of daily life and you’ll be made to feel genuinely welcome by the people you meet.

 Uzbekistan is Central Asia’s biggest draw and most impressive showstopper.Uzbekistan points of interest like Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva never fail to impress visitors with their fabulous mosques, madrassas and mausoleums, while its more eccentric attractions, such as the fast disappearing Aral Sea, the fortresses of desperately remote Karakalpakstan, its boomtown capital Tashkent and the eco-tourism opportunities of the Nuratau Mountains, mean that even the most diverse tastes can be catered for.

The transport options have improved, Uzbekistan’s main draws are served by low-cost domestic flights, great road links, and high-speed trains. You’ll find shared taxis and bus services in all the cities, plus Tashkent has a decent metro with some wonderfully ornate St Petersburg-style stations.

 

Uzbekistan Map
Uzbekistan Map

 

MAJOR CITIES

  •  NAMAGANBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  BUKHARABest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  TASHKENTBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  SAMARKANDBest places to visit in Uzbekistan

 


TOP EXPERIENCES

  •  ARAL SEABest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  FERGHANA VALLEYBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  BIBI-KHANYM MOSQUEBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  AMIR TIMUR MUSEUMBest places to visit in Uzbekistan

 

  •  REGISTANBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  SAMANID MAUSOLEUMBest places to visit in Uzbekistan
  •  STATE MUSEUMBest places to visit in Uzbekistan

 

LANGUAGES

The majority of citizens are ethnic Uzbeks and official language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek. Uzbek is a Turkic language influenced by Persian, Arabic, and Russian, and is written using the Latin script.Russian is widely spoken by most as a second language, especially in urban areas.In the cities, people understand English, especially those in the hotel and catering trade.

There are also significant numbers of ethnic Tajiks and Kazakhs in Uzbekistan, often speaking their native tongue as a first language.

In the semi-autonomous region of Karalkalpakstan in western Uzbekistan, the ethnic Karalkalpaks speak their own language, which is related to Kazakh. Many Karalkalpaks also speak Russian.

 

EXPLORE

  • Camel trekking in the yurt camps at Lake Aidarkul or Ayaz-Qala.
  • Bird watching. 
  • Trekking in the Ugam Chatkal National Park.
  • Rafting in the Chatkal or Syr-Darya Rivers.
  • Skiing.
  • See Aral sea, a desert seabed.
  • Observe traditional silk making
  • Make your pottery ware in Gijduvan
  • Hike in Chimgan Mountains
  • Explore the capital of Tamerlane
  • Try Uzbek Food: pilaf, samosa, shurpa, Manti.
  • Watch Ulak-kupkari– nomadic horse racing

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Buddy is a travel writer and the founder/main editor of http://mysticalroads.com . His passion for travel inspires him to seek new places, new adventures and sharing his travel experience to everyone. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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