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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
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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 50 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
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    Museum of Applied Arts in Tashkent
    There is an excellent display of traditional art crafts housed in the residence of Tzarist Diplomat Alexander Polovtsev who ordered this building to be built to his choice for the traditional Uzbek decor and style in 1898. The exhibits include Uzbek needle work in famous embroidery of Suzanas, the stamp Work on cotton. There is a nice collection of ceramics from different parts... read more
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    History Museum of Uzbekistan
    Formerly known as Lenin Museum, the History Museum of Uzbekistan has recently been renovated and enriched with more exhibits. The highlight of the Museum is a very well preserved alabaster Buddha relief found from Fayaz Tepe in Termez. There are numerous fragmentary remains of Buddha heads and decorative motifs found from different sites around Termez. All these are of great in... read more
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    Fine Arts Research Centre
    This institute has been developed for the restoration and research work by the scholars on the heritage objects discovered from various parts of Uzbekistan. The most interesting section of the centre is the restoration work in the Buddhist section which has a rich collection of various objects like fragmentary statues and terra-cotta objects from various sites in Surkhandarya prov... read more
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    Afrosiab Museum
    Ideally located on the site of ancient Afrosiab the legendary name of Samarkand amid man made mounds from successive periods of her habitation through human history. During Soviet era this place was of constant interest to archaeologists unearthing a huge historical record in the form of an invaluable collection of object now at display in the museums. This was the site of success... read more