Get The Chance To Discover the Secret Wonders of Uzbekistan! Choose from these Top Destinations!
Republic of Uzbekistan – doubly landlocked country in Central Asia – is surrounded by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan with some parts of Aral Sea to the north, which may not have extravagant beaches and resort but Uzbekistan is filled with important historical heritages.
Tashkent, the capital and largest city in Uzbekistan, is an ancient city situated on the Great Silk Road. With Tashkent being the capital city of Uzbekistan, more often the not, every most happenings circulates in this destination as it bares interesting museums and structures that make the multi ethnical culture of Uzbekistan visible.
Samarkand (Samarqand or Samarcand)
Samarkand (Samarqand or Samarcand) is now Uzbekistans’s third largest city in the Ferghana Valley. The Great Silk Road is reminisced in Samarkand. In this destination, ancient craft making is visible like embroidery, silk weaving, engraving and painting on woods and mostly Islamic structures are visible in this part of Uzbekistan.
Khiva is in the western part of Khorezm, Uzbekistan that is sandwiched between the vast Kyzylkum and Karakum deserts. Khiva is part of the Great Silk Road, which is the ancient center for trading. This destination was once the caravan stop for most traders coming from China and Europe, which is said to be a museum itself. With all the historic structures over the past dynasties and ages, this area has proven its worth.
Bukhara is considered as Central Asia’s holiest city and Uzbekistan’s fifth most populated city. Bukhara is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as it showcases variety of mosques and madrassas that was built many centuries ago. Most part of Uzbekistan has a share of the Great Silk Road so as this destination.
Khan Palace, where the last ruler of the Kokand Khanate, Khudáyár Khán stayed, is known as the Pearl of Kokand in Uzbekistan. This destination is considered as the second religious center in Central Asia next to Bukhara. Khan Palace in Uzbekistan displays picturesque architectural design inside and out, where people started building it from 1863 to 1870.
Karakalpakstan Museum of Art
Karakalpakstan Museum of Art is located in Nukus, Uzbekistan and is formally known as The State Art Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. This destination speaks for the life’s work of Igor Savitsky, commonly called as “Savitsky Museum,” where more than 82,000 artifacts and fine arts can be found. Karakalpakstan Museum of Art is next to the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, in terms of collection of the Russian avant-garde.
The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum
The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum is located in Muynak, Uzbekistan – a museum along the road and famously known as a unique exhibition hall. This destination showcases only a few antiques mainly found from the Aral Sea itself. Featured in Aral Sea museum were specimens of flora and fauna, paintings of Soviet artists’ and few artifacts from the inhabitant of the old Aral Sea. The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum in Uzbekistan gives honor to the great cannery factory back in the old Aral Sea era.
Friday Mosques is known as Bibi-Khanym Mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, which was named after the 14th century ruler Amir Timur. This destination is considered as one of the largest and historic mosque not only in Central Asia, but also in the whole Islamic world.
Dorut Tilovat, also known as the “House of Meditation” in Uzbekistan, was built in honor of Shamsiddin Kulal – an eminent religious leader of Islam. This destination was a former madrasa, where the sons of several noble families were sent to study. A Friday mosque was built near Dorut Tilovat years after as ordered by Ulughbek, in honor of Shamsiddin Kulal’s father Shakhrukh.
Jami Mosque is oftentimes called as Congregational mosques or Friday mosques and being referred to as the main mosque of a town or village. The exceptionally beautiful Jami mosque, which is properly addressed as Jama Masjid, is located in Chorsu Square, Kokand. Some people say that Bukhara and Samarkand is comparable with the alluring scene of Jami mosque.