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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Phone (Uzbekistan): (99871) 2814148, (99871) 2814149, (99871) 2553504

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    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, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Rukhabad Mausoleum "The home of spirit" in Samarkand
    Rukhabad is the “home of spirit” for Burhannedin Sagaradzhi. Amir Timur ordered to build the Rukhabad mausoleum in 1380 at the place where Sheikh Burhannedin Sagaradzhi, a very honorable Islamic preacher, was buried. Burhannedin Sagaradzhi has contributed a lot to spread Islamic culture to the settlers of Eastern Turkestan. The Islamic preacher was a very powerful person in the reign of the Ch... read more
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    Observatory of Ulugbek
    The astronomic miracle of medieval Uzbekistan. Samarkand turned to a scientific center during the reign of Ulugbek. He was the well-educated person. His teachers were famous at the time of the poet and philosopher Arif Azari and astronomer, mathematician – Kazi-Zade Rumi. They taught him to love and develop science and arts. Ulugbek showed himself in astronomy and mathematics as a talented exp... read more
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    Mausoleum of Khoja Abdi Darunee
    Mausoleum of Khoja Abdi Darunee: history and features. The architecture memorial Abdi-Darunee was built in the twelfth century close by the mausoleum of Khoja Abdi, or as his other name - Abd-Al-Mazeddin. Sheikh Abdi-Darunee reached Samarkand in the ninth century. He came from Arabesque. He has become the local judge of the area, as he was a specialist of studies of Koran and Sharia. The second ... read more
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    Itchan-Kala – the City in the City Of Khiva
    Itchan-Kala: Living Antiquity Do you know anything about Itchan-Kala? It is the name of the part of an ancient city of Khiva, its living and trade area along with Dishan-Kala – outskirts. Nowadays, Itchan-Kala is an open-air state architectural and archaeological museum. It is a historical part and the inner city in Khiva, where one can enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the old eastern city. M... read more
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    Samarkand’s Registan Square
    Architecture of medieval centuries Registan Square is undoubtedly a precious stone situated in the center of attractive Samarkand. This city is extremely popular among tourists due to its magnificent complex of fine architecture in the best eastern traditions. When viewing this beautiful square, one’s glance may primarily catch the prominent building known in their language as “madrassah” (schoo... read more
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    Tashkent’s important center for religion: Hast Imam Square
    Hast-Imam - the heart of the Muslim Tashkent Hast-Imam Square (also called Imam Hazrati) is considered to be one of the most important Tashkent’s centers for religion and famous sights of Tashkent. Hast-Imam is situated in the city’s ancient part, where you can find a lot of old houses and curled dwellings which survived through hard times of a serious earthquake in 1966. That magnificent co... read more
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    Tashkent’s precious Minor Mosque
    Capital’s mosque with unique white decoration. Minor Mosque has certainly become one of the newly constructed Tashkent mosques and sights based in new region of the capital, situated near to the Centre of UzExpo and International Hotel. Mosque has been opened for visitors since 1st of October 2014, a day before a festival called “Eid” starts. It has been a very popular location for people living... read more