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    Tashkent
    Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and the largest economic and cultural centre of the country. At various stages of its long history, Tashkent was known as Shash, Chachkent, Shashkent and Binket. The name "Tashkent" is first mentioned in the works of Abu-Raikhon Beruni and Mahmud Kashgari (11th century). Tashkent is the Uzbek word for "stone town". How can we explain this name if in the c... read more
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    Samarkand
    Samarkand, the capital of ancient Sogdiana, is one of the oldest cities in the world, of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon. It is twenty-five centuries old. During those centuries the city has survived many great and dramatic events. Samarkand saw Saka and Massagets, Greeks and Macedonians, Karakitais, Arab commanders and hordes of Genghis Khan. Under Amir Timur's governing Samarkand became... read more
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    Uzbekistan Visa support
    We can arrange Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tadjikistan Visa Support (also known as Letter of Invitation) via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of these countries. As a company involved in tourism, we are obliged by laws of these countries to apply for visa support only for passengers who avail our tour services.  Minimum services required are: Arrival... read more
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    Customs control
    All the travellers are obliged to fill in the Customs Declaration Form duplicate upon entering Uzbekistan . All currencies and other valuable items such as jewellery, cameras and computers being imported into the country must be declared in this form. The Customs Declaration Form must be surrendered at the time of departure. This allows an easy export of all imported items. It is essential to ... read more
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    Bukhara
    Bukhara is the city, which has been growing constantly at one and the same place beginning from the 4th century BC. Bukhara preserves treasures of architecture of the pre-Mongol period. The total number of monuments is above 400. Bukhara is regarded the largest open-air museum in Central Asia.  "Bukhara-I-Sharif" - "Noble", "Holy" is one of the numerous epithets that were bestowed on ... read more
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    Khiva
    In the north-western part of Uzbekistan, on the left bank of the Amu-Darya River, in the transition zone between the sultry deserts of Karakum and Kyzylkum lie the lands of ancient Khorezm oasis. Khiva is an ancient city in the lower reaches of the Amu-Darya River. Khorezm's agriculture and settlements go back to four, perhaps six, millennia. So, Khiva may be very old. The legend holds that i... read more
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    Kilometer Chart
    Uzbekistan Tashkent – Samarkand (340 kms) Samarkand – Bukhara via Navoi (268 kms) Samarkand – Shakre sabz via steppes (155 kms)   Samarkand – Shakre Sabz via Aman Kutan (90 kms (pass route only for cars/small van)) Shakre Sbz – Bukhara (253 kms) Bukhara – Khiva (485 kms)   Borders near by: Tashkent – Charnayevka(to Kazakhstan) (18 kms) (for going t... read more
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    Shahrisabz
    Shakhrisabz (Green town) is a small town to the south of Samarkand, lying across the hills in Kashka-Darya province. This is Amir Temur's hometown and once upon a time it had probably put Samarkand itself in the shadow. In the early 7th century Chinese Buddhist traveller Huen Tsang visited the Sogdian town of Kesh (Shakhrisabz). This city saw the Arab and Mongol invasions. By 1336, the year ... read more
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    People
    In the year 2013 the population of Uzbekistan was 30.48 million; the growth rate was 1.89 percent and population density is made up of 50.5 persons per square kilometre. The population of Uzbekistan involves more than 100 nations: Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Kazakhs, Tatars, Kyrgyz, Koreans, Germans, Jews and others. The minorities such as Russians, Jews and Germans have decreased in rece... read more
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    Arts & Crafts
    Folk applied arts are closely connected with the Uzbek people's traditional mode of life. Over the centuries craftsmen worked in towns and villages and certain districts of the towns were allotted to particular crafts. The applied arts of Uzbekistan embrace a wide range of materials used and methods of ornamentation. During the last century the dynamics of the development of traditional handicraft... read more
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    Djizak
    Djizak is one of the important cities on the Great Silk Road with a very ancient history. Its name is translated as "key" or "small fort" from Sogdian. Before the Arab invasion it was one of the biggest cities of Ustrushana. Today it is one of provincial centres of Uzbekistan. For nature lovers Djizak is a perfect resort spot among the Turkestan ranges, comprising southeastern part of the Golo... read more
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    Culture & Customs
    Uzbekistan is a land of ancient and rich culture. Numerous historical monuments evidence its high cultural standards and national originality. Objects found during archaeological excavations are of lasting artistic value and show the deep historical roots of Uzbek culture. The wall paintings in the palaces of Varaksha (near Bukhara) and Afrosiab (in Samarkand) are considered priceless as works of ... read more
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    Ferghana Valley
    The heartland of Uzbekistan, as the valley of Ferghana is known, is the densely populated part of the country with a majority of ethnic Uzbeks. Ferghana is the most fertile part of Uzbekistan, with large agricultural output. The Chatkal range of the Tian Shan in the north surrounds the valley, with the Pamir-Alai in the south from where the Syr Darya River starts flowing through the valley. So the... read more
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    Festivals & Holidays
    January 1 - New Year's Day (according to Gregorian calendar)  March 8 - International Women's Day  March 21 - Novruz May 9 - Victory Day September 1 - Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan  December 8 - Constitution Day  Muslim holidays Khait and Kurban Khait - the date changes each year in correspondence... read more
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    Nukus
    The Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan occupies 165,000 square km and is situated in the north-western part of Uzbekistan. The Amu-Darya River flows through the territory of Karakalpakstan. This region borders on Turkmenistan (in the south), on Khorezm province (Uzbekistan) and on Kazakhstan (in the north). The population is more than 1.5 million people. The official language of the Repub... read more
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    Termez
    Modern-day Termez bears few traces of its colourful cosmopolitan history. However, there are some ancient monuments and sites attesting to more glorious times.
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    Muhammad Amin-khan Madrasah, Khiva
    The madrasah of Muhammad Amin-khan The western extremity of the citadel of Ichan-Kala adores by the majestic building of the madrasah, built by Muhammad Amin Khan in one decade exactly in the middle of the XIX century. The scale of this structure remains unsurpassed both for Khiva itself and for the entire Central Asian region. Arab ligature over the gate promises that the madrasah will forever ... read more
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    Kunya-Ark Citadel, Khiva
    Kunya-ark: history of the fortress The architectural complex of Kunya-Ark was erected in the late 17th century. This is the oldest surviving residence of Khiva khans. From Ichan-Kala (a historical inner city in Khiva) it is separated by beautifully preserved strong fortress walls. On the territory of the citadel of Kunya-Ark there were the Khan's palace, winter and summer mosques, a powder fac... read more
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    Islam Khoja complex, Khiva
    Islam Khoja Complex: mosque and minaret Madrassah of Islam-Khoja was erected in 1908-1910. The structure presumably refers to the XI-XII century. The main entrance to the small asymmetric madrasah is at the base. Inside the Islam-Khoja madrassa there is a large hall with a dome, 42 hujras (cells), located in one row inside a small courtyard and a mosque in the south-eastern part of the building... read more
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    Mausoleum of St. Daniel in Samarkand
    Tomb of Saint Daniel: the history of life and legend One of the most ancient legends is associated with the name of the Old Testament prophet Daniel. As it is known from biblical sources, Daniel, or, as it is customary to call Christians, Daniel, and Muslims - Khoja Daniyar, was a descendant of King Solomon and lived in the 5th-4th centuries BC in Jerusalem. God gave him the ability to prophesy... read more
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    Mausoleum of Imam al-Moturidi
    Imam al-Mothuridi was one of the first who created the philosophical foundations of the Muslim religion and faith. Al-Mouturidi is the founder of calom, the Islamic science of the rationalist interpretation of the religious foundations. He created the largest school that preached this science. That is why his grave is sacred now, many Muslims come here to worship the great Imam and read the Quran... read more
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    Madrasah Tilla-Kori
    Tilla-Kori Madrassah: architectural peculiarities and history of construction Madrassah Tilla-Kori was upraised in 1646-1660 under the authority of khokim (ruler) Yalangtash at the place of the caravanserai. It is the latest building on the square and, together with the two other famous buildings, Ulugbek madrassah and Sherdor Madrassah. The building was built in the Soviet times but completely ... read more
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    Hazrat Hyzr Mosque
    Hazrat Hyzr - Muslim sacred place The Hazrat Hyzr mosque is a medieval Muslim shrine, the dating of the 8th century. It is named after the prophet Hezra, who patronizes travellers in the legends, has knowledge of "living water". The Hazrat Hyzr mosque is located in the southern part of Afrasiab, near the ensemble of Shakhi-Zinda tombs, in the northeast of Samarkand. The shrine, which can now b... read more
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    Bibi-Khanym Mosque
    Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Samarkand The Bibi-Khanym with its turquoise-coloured domes is a breathtaking sight. The composition of the Bibi-Khanim ensemble is constructed as a complex combination of tectonic forms and colours, conveying a wide mystical view of the world. In the old time, the place of worship domes was compared to the heavens and the main arch phenomenon to the continuation of the Milky... read more
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    Djami Mosque, Bukhara
    You can see the highest tower of the Djami Mosque right in front of the entrance to the Ark. It has been built in the eighteenth century, and its prototype is a big suborn mosque. It has a winter garden with four columns and surrounded by the wall called “ayvan”. The inside decorations of the mosque were finished in the beginning of the 19th century. The restoration of the mosque has been accompli... read more
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    Chashma-Ayub, Bukhara
    Chashma-Ayub: “The source of Holly Job” There are a lot of places in Central Asia, that as per historical research, you can find evidence of visits of Bible preachers. One of those places is a well of Chashma-Ayub. Meaning of its name is “The source of Holly Job”. The old story says the Bible Preacher Job was passing this place and wanted to help people there because they were suffering from t... read more
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    Trading domes of Bukhara
    Bukhara is famous all over the world for the temples, Ark citadel and Kalyan temple, and also for its trading pavilions. They start from the Lyabi-Khauz and go down till Medrese Miri-Arab. During the reign of the Shaybanides, Bukhara has become a capital. The town grew significantly. It was standing in the Great Silk Road, so the marketplaces and shops started to appear everywhere. Now we can see ... read more
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    Registan, Bukhara
    The Registan Area Long time ago around the twelfth century this area was used as a scaffold. Here, the criminals were publically executed, so all the square was covered with sand, in order for blood to soak in quickly. That is why its name is Registan – “covered with sand”. The Registan Area is located to the West from Ark – the previous palace of the Bukharin royalties. It used to be a beati... read more
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    Siab Bazaar, Samarkand
    All colors of the Eastern marketplace You definitely going to miss the wonderful sightseeing of Samarkand if you will forget to visit the Marketplace. The Eastern Marketplace is a totally different area, where you definitely feel the life of old town. Long time ago the marketplaces were the important objects of trading on the Great Silk Way. And Siab Market place in Samarkand was one of the most... read more
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    Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Samarkand
    Necropolis, named after the “Live King”. One of the most enigmatic and special memorials of Samarkand Shakhi-Zinda mausoleum is located close to the Bibi-Khanum temple. It contains of a number of gorgeous shiny blue graves. The mausoleums from different times was built all in one street, connected to each other and created in a special harmony with the rest of the architecture. Shakhi-Zinda cont... read more
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