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Trips to Uzbekistan are joyful and interesting
June 24, 2018, 2:29 pm
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Uzbekistan, lying on the crossroads of the ancient ‘Great Silk Road’, is world-renowned for its early history, culture, spiritual heritage and civilization. The country was the cradle of several original cultures that developed from Uzbekistan’s contact with various nomadic and settled communities, as well as its interaction with many of the world’s religions, including, including Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

With more than 7,000 monuments of different epochs and civilizations, many of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Uzbekistan is today a popular destination for tourists from around the world. Ancient cities along the Great Silk Road, such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, Kokand and Tashkent, studded with amazing architectural monuments lure tourists from all over.

Museum of Amir Temur in Tashkent

In Samarkand — once the capital of the great state of Amir Temur — lie several attractions, including the architectural ensemble at Registan, the Ulugbek observatory, the mausoleum of Amir Temur and the Bibi Khanum Mosque.

Bukhara The Holy City

Sacred Bukhara rivals Samarkand when it comes to the abundance, importance and grandeur of its historical monuments and places of worship. The 2,500 history of Bukhara can be seen reflected in majestic minarets, mosques and madrassas, bazaars and shopping domes, havuz-pools and other attractions found in the city and its surroundings. In addition, places such as Khiva, Shakhrisabz and Termez are also equally rich when it comes to centuries-old history and unique architectural masterpieces.

Since independence, Uzbekistan has adopted several new policies and programs aimed at promoting tourism, including preserving the country’s historical, cultural and architectural heritage, as well as enhancing the transport and hospitality infrastructure in the counntry.

In recent years, Uzbekistan has gained a reputation for its dynamically developing tourism infrastructure. Several new luxury hotels, including the Hayat Regency, Radisson, Lotte, Ramada and Wyndham have come up in cities around the country. There is also a nation-wide network of B&B establishments that provide a high-level of hospitality service for foreign guests.

In addition, airports in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Urgench, Navoi and Fergana, have been modernized to cater to airline passengers from around the world. Today there are 11 international airports in Uzbekistan and the national air carrier, Uzbekistan Airways, has a modern fleet of aircrafts from Boeing and Airbus that carry out regular flights to over 50 cities in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. This year, the national airline expects to replenish its fleet with two new-generation Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircrafts, which will further raise the quality of travel services provided to and from Uzbekistan.

The railway network in the country has also been revamped its services by offering tourists modern, high-speed train services between many of the main cities such as Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Karshi.

Tourists to Uzbekistan also now have the choice of selecting tourism options that cater to their specific interests, such as ecotourism, geo-tourism, extreme adventure, health and cultural areas, as well as mountain climbing, rafting and fishing tours.

As a result of recent tourism reforms, there has been a steady increase in the number of travelers to the country. Tourists take delight not only in the natural beauty of the country, but also its rich history, diverse culture and amazing historical monuments, as well as the centuries-old traditions of Uzbek people, their warm hospitality, and, of course, their unrivaled cuisine.

Khiva The City Museum

Income growth among Uzbek people, as well as recent improvements in leisure infrastructure has also led to a sharp increase in domestic tourism. Every year millions of Uzbeks now travel around the country making use of the country’s convenient transport facilities, comfortable hotels and high level of hospitality services.

To further increase tourist flows to the country, Uzbekistan is actively developing cooperation with many countries of the world. In this context, the government has signed several intergovernmental and interagency agreements, as well as inked cooperation deals with organizations specialized in international travel and tourism.

Since 1995, Uzbekistan has also been holding the annual Tashkent International Tourism Fair (TITF) that provides a strong platform for constructive dialogue among partners operating in the tourism sphere. Hosted Buyers, a special feature at the recent TITF, is a specialized business program that pre-invites a privileged buyer to meet with interested partners and arrange for the sale of products, goods and services, or implement a special joint program or project.

By focusing on developing tourism infrastructure, Uzbekistan is well on its way to realizing its full tourism potential and is soon set to become a destination of choice for tourists from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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