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Buddhism and Buddhist sites in Uzbekistan

  • Itinerary:
    Tashkent - Termez - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
  • Duration:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Price:
    on request
  • Tour program
    Itinerary of «Buddhism and Buddhist sites in Uzbekistan»

    Day 01: Arrive Tashkent
    meeting on arrival assistance and transfer to Hotel
    Overnight

    Day 02: Tashkent/Termez – Flt
    morning flight to Termez – on arrival transfer to Hotel 
    Later sightseeing tour of Termez – we shall visit Termez Archaeological Museum which has been helped and funded by the Japanese Govt. under auspicious of UNESCO
    we shall take detailed tour of the museum, displaying artifacts and statues obtained from various sites around Termez 
    later we shall proceed to the Buddhist monastery ruins of Fayz Tepe which was recently was under the restoration process under UNESCO project. We shall try our best to see Kara Tepe monastery which is close by and is in the restricted border zone
    afterwards we shall proceed to Zurmala Tower(Stupa) remains which must have once been a prominent structure seen from far off distance. Zurmala Stupa recent excavations have revealed signs of a Buddhist monastery and some interesting statues were discovered.
    Later we shall visit the mausoleum of Shaikh al-Tirimzi and Castle of Forty Maidens
    Meals and overnight

    Day 03: Termez/Bukhara – 430 kms
    early morning depart for Bukhara enroute we shall make visit of Shakre Sabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane – we shall visit Ak-Saray Palace ruins, Dorus Tilavat seminary, Kok Gumbaz mosque, Dorus Saidat and the Friday mosque
    Lunch at local Uzbek family house
    Later continue to Bukhara via Karshi – arrive in the late afternoon and transfer to
    Hotel
    Dinner and overnight

    Day 04: Bukhara
    full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara – we shall make the first part of the tour by walk seeing
    Lyabikhauz, madrassah Nadirkhon Devanbegi, smaller cupola, Mohgaki Attari mosque,
    Tilpak Frushan(hat seller’s market) madrassahs, Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Later proceed to Poi Kalon minaret and mosque
    Lunch with the family of a miniaturist Davlat – see workshop and take part in his class
    Later in the afternoon we shall visit Arg Fortress, Balokhauz mosque, Ismail Samanid mausoleum and Chasma Ayub
    evening dinner with local Folk show in madrassah
    overnight
     
    Day 05: Bukhara/Samarkand – 268 kms
    morning depart for Samarkand enroute we shall visit Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer palace of the last emirs of Bukhara. Later continue to Gijduvan – we shall visit the pottery workshop of master Alisher known for his design and coloration. We shall see all processes of pottery making
    Lunch Pulao at his pottery workshop
    Later proceed to Samarkand and on arrival transfer to Hotel
    Dinner at local restaurant
    Overnight

    Day 06: Samarkand
    full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand – we shall visit Registan Square to see the three beautiful madrassahs, later walk to Bibi Khanum mosque, Siyob Silk Road bazaar and Shahi Zinda necropolis – see the best tile work on the Royal tombs
    Lunch at an Uzbek family House
    Afternoon continue sightseeing visit – Afrosiab Museum – see the wonderful murals from the nearby site of ancient site of Afrosiab(Samarkand). Later visit Ulugbek’s Observatory and Gur Emir, the mausoleum of Tamerlane
    Dinner at local restaurant
    Overnight

    Day 07: Samarkand/Tashkent – Train 
    morning we shall visit Kunhil traditional paper making factory – producing paper from mulberry bark using old traditional methods
    Lunch at local restaurant
    Free time till departure
    Transfer to Railway Station for train to Tashkent
    Arrival and direct transfer to a local restaurant for Dinner
    Later transfer to Hotel
    Overnight
                           
    Day 08: Tashkent/Depart – Flt
    full day sightseeing tour of Tashkent – we shall first visit the Institute of Restoration to see some exclusive Buddhist statues from Termez region, later visit History Museum, Mustaqlik Square
    Laghman (Ramen) Lunch at local restaurant
    Continue sightseeing visit Old City, Hast Imam Complex, Barak Khana, Tilla Shaikh archives, Chorsu Bazaar and Kukeldesh madrassah
    Dinner at local restaurant
    Transfer to airport for your departure flight
    Assistance on departure
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