(99871) 2814148

45/405 Shota Rustaveli Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

E-mail: sales.tashkent@sitara.com

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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    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
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    Bukhara’s charming Ensemble known as Lyabi-Khauz
    Lyabi-Khauz - Bukhara’s water resource of primary significance. Lyabi-Khauz structural Ensemble consists of 3 huge significant parts: Kukeldash Madrasah situated in northern part of city, Khanaka in the western region, Nadir Divan-begi consequently in eastern part. Square’s southern side is framed by Trade Street area. Central part of Bukhara Ensemble is marked by a huge reservoir of water. ... read more
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    Ark Fortress of Bukhara
    Bukhara’s Ark Fortress - symbolizing of the strength of the country The famous residence of Bukhara khans, called Ark Fortress is a vivid representation of oriental culture and one of the most interesting Bukhara sights. The historical studies and geological diggings showed that this architectural masterpiece of Uzbekistan goes back to 4th century BC. During the years of construction, the builde... read more
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    Kalta-minor – Unique Minaret of Khiva
    "Low minaret" Kalta-minor This unique Minaret is one of the best known among sights of Khiva and it has become a historical complex of an incredible eastern architectural design. Though being not so high, when comparing to other structures situated here, Kalta-minor minaret symbolizes the life and vigor of this city. Its sizes as well as style of architecture are charming. The basis of thi... read more
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    Karakul Lake
    Kizilkum or Red sands due to the color of the sand is one of the biggest deserts in the region which spread in an area of 29800 sq kms. Most of the area is covered with sand but there are patches of clay and stony paths near the hilly parts. The winter temperatures are below freezing points around -10C while the summer temperatures could reach to 51C. The wide spread desert has many salt water bod... read more
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    Langar Ota
    About 22 kms from Shahrisabz in Langar Ota gorge lies the tomb of Sheikh Abdul Sadyk a revered saint of the region. The place has other graves which belong to his family and also one of the general and trusted courtier of Tamerlane. It is said that during the Tamerlane’s time in the 14th Century many of his best soldiers came from this village. Today many people from the nearby countryside visit t... read more
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    Karakalpakstan Regional Museum
    This museum is more known for its rich Savitsky collection jealously protected in Nukus. Igor Savitsky came to Nukus as an archaeologist, painter and collector with a research mission from Moscow. His love for Nukus was imbedded since then finding a place where he could hide his collections of pre and post Russian avant-garde paintings which he collected from 1957-66. He took pains to collected th... read more
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    Al-Bukhari Complex
    Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari: Popularly known as Imam al-Bukhari was a Persian of born in 810 AD in Bukhara which was an important town of Khorrasan by then. His father was keen on giving the best education to his son. On the other hand Muhammad al-Bukhari himself had mastered himself in Islamic jurisprudence in his early life. Later he travelled to Mecca with his mother and brother to perfor... read more
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    Historical Museum of Uzbek Culture & Art
    This is a nicely located building nearby the Registan Square, it houses a very good collection of Bactrian Greek periods 3rd BC down to Kushana dynasty 7th AD. Among these collections are numerous pilasters, the bases of pillars of Hellenic origin numerous Buddha heads and fragmentary remains of statues. There is also a collection of ossuary boxes made of clay and designs. These remains mostly com... read more
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    Aral Sea
    One of the largest inland salt water body on earth, Aral Sea lies in the northern western part of Uzbekistan with its northern water front as part of Kazakhstan. The major source of water for sea are two rivers Amudarya which drops its already drained water into the southern part of the sea while in the north Syrdarya is the major source. The constant degradation of water resources is posing a ser... read more
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    Museum of Fine Arts
    The museum of Fine Arts has rich collection of pre/post Soviet era paintings by different artists from various parts of the former Soviet Union and Europe. There is a remarkable collection of paintings from the Palace of Grand Duke Romanov who brought them from the Hermitage while he was sent in exile to Turkestan. There is a good collection of Uzbek art with decorative door pa... read more