The top 10 travel destinations that you added to your bucket list in 2019 have been revealed – with some of the most stunning places in the world. The new & # 39; hotspots & # 39; for the daring traveler are identified by the team on travel site Booking.com. They include the desert wilderness […]
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Khiva (Uzbek: Xiva, Хива; Russian: Хива) is a town in the western province of Khorezm in the Republic of Uzbekistan. Along with Samarkand and Bukhara, Khiva is an important and often overlooked historical site on what was once the Great Silk Road. It’s difficult to imagine what exactly ancient Khiva was like, considering the historical…
Here are some of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities that you can still visit today.
Outbound travellers from Singapore are coming to tour planners with higher budgets and interest in farther-flung destinations, revealed travel agencies at the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) Holidays 2018 fair last weekend.
Shakhrisabz is one of the ancient cities in the Great Silk Road. Today the city has a lot of architectural sights; historical center of the city is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
As the UN agency on World Tourism focuses on the old Silk Road to promote transnational tourism, here’s a closer look at Amir Timur, or Taimur, hailed as a national hero of the former Soviet-ruled nation celebrating his legacy of stunning Islamic architecture.
One of India’s most friendly Central Asian nations, Uzbekistan, hails Timur as their national hero as it emerges out of the Soviet penumbra since gaining Independence in 1991. The trail of Timur in Uzbekistan is also the trail of the ancient Silk Road, which the 8th UNWTO (UN agency for World Tourism) in Berlin in March 2018 chose as the most important transnational tourism route of the 21st century.
But if you are visiting Uzbekistan on the trail of Timur- with Genghis Khan, India’s first Mughal emperor Babur and great Timurid astronomer king Ulugbek thrown in for good measure – your initiation perhaps begins with a museum to the Timurids in the sprawling capital city of Tashkent.
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Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines started flights from Istanbul to the historic Central Asian city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan on March 16, according to a company announcement.
“Samarkand, part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines,” the flag carrier said.
“Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and for centuries one of international trade’s most important transportation hubs, has become Turkish Airlines’ second destination in Uzbekistan after the capital city Tashkent,” it said.
In a speech at the opening ceremony held at Samarkand Airport, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi hailed the new destination as “one of the most important cities in our civilization.”
“This pearl of a city — featuring madrasahs, mosques, museums, tombs, and architectural masterpieces — will quickly make progress in tourism,” he said. “Also we are glad to serve this city, the eternal resting place for so many historical figures and scholars.”
“We are proud to strengthen ties between our two sister countries by operating our flights since 1992,” he added, mentioning that there were flights to Tashkent seven times a week.
Delegation of Uzbekistan visited the historic city of Avila. According to the khokim of the city of Khiva Erkin Yakubov, Khiva and Avila can become sister cities. Negotiations between the administrations of the two historical centers on this issue have already begun. This was reported by the Press Service of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Development of Tourism.
«We have a lot of things in common between the cities of Avila and Khiva, – noted the khokim. – Both cities are fortresses. Avila was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1985, and Khiva in 1989. These fortified cities can be entered through the gates – 4 in Khiva and 6 in Avila. We have adobe walls, and they have stone walls. At the same time, the population of Khiva is 1,5 times more than Avila’s, 89 thousand and 53 thousand, respectively. The experience of preserving the historical heritage and attracting tourists to Avila is worthy of attention.Spanish partners are expressing a great interest in cooperation and assistance in development of tourism».
Delegation of Uzbekistan in Spain is taking part in the largest tourism fair FITUR 2018.
A new book by Rizzoli travels to the corners of the globe to find the architectural splendors of mosques.
Raised amid historic Islamic architecture in Baku, Azerbaijan, interior designer Leyla Uluhanli’s appreciation for the architectural splendor of mosques began at a young age. This childhood exposure turned into a lifelong fascination, which has now lead to a comprehensive new guide to 53 of the world’s most beautiful structures. Mosques: Splendors of Islam (Rizzoli, $75) explores places of both historic and contemporary places of worship from the Great Mosque of Córdoba in Spain to the minimalist Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul. Architecture and design experts and scholars shed light on the architectural and ornamental elements and themes that distinguish Islamic architecture, as well as the components that are unique to each region. Read on to tour 10 incredible mosques around the globe.
Great Mosque of Paris (France)