Category: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: How is the mysterious country enticing Western visitors?; Tina Walsh; Euronews

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Once a major trading route on the Silk Road, an outward-looking Uzbekistan is celebrating 30 years of independence from the USSR.

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Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Bukhara II; Nadezhda Dukhovny; Times of Israel

Photo: Department of Tourism Development of the Bukhara Region.

From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…

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Ancient and unique Uzbekistan: Horezm; Nadezhda Dukhovny; Times of Israel

Photo credit: Department of Tourism Development of the Horezm Region

From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…

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Ancient and unique Uzbekistan – Qashqadaryo IV; Nadezhda Dukhovny; Times of Israel

Photo credit: The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Uzbekistan

From the blog of Nadezhda Dukhovny at The Times of Israel…

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Travel-worthy destinations in Uzbekistan; Times of India

Uzbekistan is surely an intriguing place to visit, famous for its Silk Route cities of Bukhara, Khiva, and Samarkand. It is double the size of the United Kingdom, and boasts of ancient history and rich cultural heritage. It is now home to six UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage listings, and four significant UNESCO World Heritage sites. From beautiful places to visit, variety of things to do, along with numerous sightseeing options, here is a list of places that you should visit when in Uzbekistan.

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What Makes Uzbekistan An Unsung Hero Amongst Travellers To Asia; Shreshtha Goswami; ED Times

Uzbekistan, a country that boasts of its serene, ethereal and ancient beauty, is an undiscovered gem of Asia that awaits travellers from all across the world to come and serve their vagabond soul a sense of satisfaction. A former Soviet Republic, Uzbekistan is now an independent nation with Tashkent as the largest and capital city of it.

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Razing Uzbekistan: Photos Capture Drastic Changes To Historic Cities; Amos Chapple; RFERL


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UNESCO offers modern methods for assessing the state of historic structures; Unesco


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5 Reasons You Must Visit Bukhara, Uzbekistan; Sophie Ibbotson; Wanderlust

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Exploring Uzbekistan by bullet train; Peter Ford; Independent

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The 7.28am train to Bukhara, via Samarkand, pulls out of the Uzbek capital Tashkent on time. The Spanish-built Talgo bullet train will reach over 137mph as it speeds across the largely flat expanse…

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UNESCO heritage site in Uzbekistan to see more Chinese tourism and cooperation; Xu Liuliu; Global Times

You can never truly understand how beautiful and glorious Khiva is until you find yourself standing inside the ancient city itself. No words can match its beauty and the ancient wisdom on display in the buildings and planning of this city in central Asia’s Uzbekistan. With a seven-day visa-free policy for Chinese travelers coming in 2020, this UNESCO World Heritage site along the ancient Silk Road is expecting to see an increase in both tourists from China and archeology cooperation with the country.

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A Unique story of Samarkand; Soma Chakravertty; National Herald India

Registan means a sandy place, a desert in Persian language. But Registan of Samarkand is a different story. In the ancient city of Samarkand, ruled by the Timurid dynasty it was the heart of the city.

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Bustling Bazaars, Ancient Cities, and the Silk Road: 10 Ways to Explore Uzbekistan; Michaela Trimble; Men’s Journal

From the country’s incredible monuments to its bustling bazaars and Silk Road, here are your not-to-miss experiences in Uzbekistan.

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From 0 to 4,665 Meters: Traveling Across the Silk Road and Pamir Highway; Bjoern Eldracher; Expedition Portal

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Bjoern left Germany some weeks ago, travelled through Eastern Europe to Russia, visited historical places, enjoyed the overwhelming hospitality of the Russians, and followed the vast open landscapes of Kazakhstan round the northern shore of the Caspian Sea.

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The World Heritage Centre Dispatches High-Level Reactive Monitoring Mission to Shakhrisyabz (Uzbekistan); Unesco

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It’s simpler to visit Uzbekistan with a new visa-free scheme; Megan Eaves; Lonely Planet

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These crowded Asian destinations are over. Here’s where to go instead; Matthew Meltzer; Matador Network

All the culture, none of the crowds.

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Shakhrisabz – crossroads of cultures; India Bloom News

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.

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The Perfect Itinerary for Uzbekistan – Tracing the Ancient Silk Road; Bino; I Wander

Best itinerary for Uzbekistan, travel guide to Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent and Uzbekistan attractions…

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A conqueror, hero and art patron; Sujoy Dhar; The Statesman

Uzbekistan – Historic Centre of Bukhara

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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