A country where the glorious architecture, spectacular nature, gastronomical delights along with ancient traditions and unique heritage blend together and where the sun shines and smiles all year round- Uzbekistan is Central Asia's most remarkable gem. While you are here, travelling to timeless mosques, exploring the Silk Road cities and strolling through their bazaars feel like travelling back in time. From the very first visit, you’ll be awed by the magnificence of Uzbekistan attractions that evoke extraordinary feelings eventually prompting us to come here, time and again.
Each of Uzbekistan tourist attractions attracts with its features. From the numerous places to visit in Uzbekistan, the UNESCO listed historical cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva always take the upper hand. You can see the marvels preserved from the echoes of bygone eras in the many mausoleums here and continuing your journey towards the south, Surkhandarya will bring you closer to the mountain gorges and country’s natural beauty. But what drags the travellers here from far and wide is the capital city Tashkent. The places to visit in Tashkent boast both the best of modern and Soviet-era architecture, museums and noteworthy mosques and also the famous Chorsu Bazaar which is the city’s showstopper.
Wondering what are the best places to visit in Uzbekistan or the top Tashkent tourist attractions? Looking for off-beaten experiences or the most impressive spectacles in the country? Well, we have got all your preferences covered! Take a look at the compiled list below that consists of the best Uzbekistan Tourist Places and Spots worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Uzbekistan and Tashkent:
The Tashkent Television Tower is a 375-metre-high tower located in Tashkent Uzbekistan and is the 12th tallest tower in the world. Construction started in 1978 and it began operation 6 years later on 15 January 1985. It was the 4th tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991. Moreover the decision of construction Tashkent Tower or TV-Tower of Uzbekistan was decided in 19
State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, previously known as the National Museum of Turkestan, was founded in 1876. It is located in Tashkent. Formerly known as the Lenin Museum, the History Museum of Uzbekistan has since been renovated and more exhibits have been added
Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan
The Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan is the largest state art museum in Uzbekistan. Its permanent collection contains more than several thousands works divided among four curatorial departments. The museum was established in 1918 as a Museum of People University and renamed as a Central Arts Museum later. It was named as Tashkent Art Museum in 1924 and fin
Huge modern mosque with traditional marble features, towering minarets & a turquoise dome.
A powerful, timely novel that moves seamlessly between the euphoria of revolution and intimate dramas of love and loyalty. Once a senior diplomat in Kiev, Simon Davey lost everything after a lurid scandal..
Amir Timur Museum
Amir Timur Museum in Tashkent was opened in 1996 in the memory of Mongol warlord, Amir Timur. The blue cupola museum resembles Gur-i Amir mausoleum in Samarkand, built on the traditions of medieval architectural but fulfils modern requirements also.The history of this square goes back to 19th century and the square was a small park in the center of Tashkent city surrounded by buildings of gymnasium for both men and women along with schools and bank. Amir Temur, an outstanding commander and statesman from 14th century is represented through a monument right in the center of the square. So this Monument of Amir Temur in the center of the square is made of bronze figure of Amir temur with imperial regalia on a reared horse. Around this monument earlier there was a small park but after reconstruction in 2009 now there is a small area with fountains and greenery. You should visit this museum also as there are more than 5000 artifacts in the museum along with over 2000 objects which are displayed in museum’s exhibit halls. Museum also has collection of utensils, weapons and clothes belonging to the Temur and Temurid epoch
Chimgan or Chimgon is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan near Chirchiq Uzbekistan.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Monument
Monument of Courage
The Monumental Complex ‘Courage’ dedicated to the 1966 earthquake in Tashkent is one of the most significant monuments in today’s city. On 26 April 1966, an earthquake of the magnitude of 8.3 destroyed the city of Tashkent. It changed Tashkent’s appearance forever. Many people lost the roof over their heads and they had to take shelters in the tents. But the courage of the people of Tashkent rose above the adversity and the city was reconstructed from the very next day of the quake. Monument of courage is the symbol of the Uzbek people. This is one of the best Tourist Places in Tashkent.
Former palace of Romanov
Alisher Navo Opera
Memorial to the Victims of Repression in Tashkent
Hazrati Imam complex
Mega Planet Mall
Samarkand Darvoza Street
Alay Bazaar or Oloy Market is one of the oldest Bazaars in Tashkent. The bazaar saw trade caravans passing through it over the century to China, India, Europe and Middle East. It played a role of cultural center and social center for locals of Uzbekistan and visitors where people gathered to share and collect news about like in other countries. Today the Alay Bazaar is famous for vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, spices and oriental sweets.
Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies
The Bibi-Khanym Mosque is one of the most important monuments of Samarkand. In the 15th century it was one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world. By the mid-20th century only a grandiose ruin of it still survived but major parts of the mosque were restored during the Soviet period.
Siyob Bazaar also called Siab Bazaar is the largest bazaar in Samarkand Uzbekistan. All daily necessities such as Samarkand naan are sold. Siyob Bazaar is located adjacent to the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and is visited not only by local people b
The Gr-i Amr or Guri Amir is a mausoleum of the Asian conqueror Timur in Samarkand Uzbekistan. It occupies an important place in the history of Central Asian Architecture as the precursor and model for later great Mughal architecture tombs including Gardens of Babur in Kabul Humayuns Tomb in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra built by Timurs Mughal descendants Turc
The Registan was the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid Empire now in Uzbekistan. The name Rgistan means sandy place or desert in Persian. The Registan was a public square where people gathered to hear royal proclamations heralded by blasts on enormous copper pipes called dzharchis - and a place of public executions. It is framed by three madrasa
Shayx Zayniddin bobo maqbarasi
The Mausoleum of Sheikh Zaynudin Bobo is located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Sheikh Zaynudin Bobo was a writer and popularizer of the Sufi order known as Suhrawardiyya. The exact date of his birth is unknown. It is believed that Sheikh Zaynudin died when he was 95.
Amir Temur Square
Amir Timur Square is surrounded with the buildings of the Uzbekistan Hotel University of Law (former Womens Gymnasium) the Amir Timur Museum well-known Tashkent Chimes and the Forums Palace - one of the most grandiose architectural structures in Tashkent. Almost all the buildings located around Amir Timur Square have historical importance
Tashkent Metro( Subway station)
The Tashkent Metro is the rapid transit system serving the city of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. It is one of only two subway systems currently operating in Central Asia. It was the seventh metro to be built in the former USSR, opening in 1977. Tashkent Metro was inspired by Moscow and St. Petersberg Metro and that is why they wanted Tashkent Metro to be a artistic masterpiece. Today, if you see each station of Tashkent Metro then you will immediately feel that you need some extra time to experience the beauty of it. Each station is absolutely gorgeous and they are all different from each other
Bolo Hauz Mosque
It is a historical mosque and inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1712 and was under the Bolshevik Russian rule in the 1920s.Bolo-Khauz Complex is the only preserved monument on the Registan Square. It is located on the opposite site of Ark - the Emirs fortress. The complex consists of the reservoir Friday mosque and minaret.The most ancient part of the complex is the pond (Khauz) which is called as Bolo-Khauz (Childrens reservoir). It is one of several ponds in Bukhara that reached our days. In past these reservoirs were the water source for the population and unfortunately the source of many deseases. Therefore most of them were drained.
Chor Minor, alternatively known as the Madrasah of Khalif Niyaz-kul, is a historic mosque in the historic city of Bukhara. Situated in North east of Bukhara Chor Minor is a mosque and it is a monument which represents cultural heritage of Bukhara. This mosque in comparison to other mosques in the city is not so old. The mosque was constructed in 1807 and was a part of a madrasa complex which was demolished earlier. Chor Minor has four towers but they are not minarets exactly. Three of them are storage house and one of them has stairs that takes you to the top of the mosque. Bukhara contains lot of historicity with itself and that attracts visitors to walk into the past when visiting Bukhara
Ark of Bukhara(fortress)
Ark Fortress is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara and was initillay a citadel structure until it fell into the hand of the Russians. Today it is an important monument and a popular tourists attraction.Ark-Citadel is a residence of Bukhara khans. According to the last excavations it was determined the citadel was on this place from 4 century BC. For many years of building and destruction 20 meters height artificial hill was formed its upper layers were built over in the time of last bokharan emirs. The wooden part of Ark building was burnt down during the fire of 1920. The general planning is being reestablished by historical documents. Ark included the whole city consisting of closely accreted houses courts and yards with state institutions emir his wives and relatives and officials lodgings. Inside the trapeziform outlines of citadel walls the planning was right-angled with traditional cruciform crossing of main streets.Ark included emir lodging throe-room police department stables stores of clothes carpets utensils treasures armoury jail jewelers and other workshops mint place mosques mazars and other buildings.The first you can see it is massive fortress gates of Ark - portal with two-storey towers by sides from arch aperture and latticed architecture gallery on top. Behind it there is a musical pavilion built in 17 century two-coloured audience chamber surrounded by gallery. Here during a day there was performed a series of makoms it is a musical work through it people could know the time (it is tradition left from zoroastrizm time).
Abdulaziz Khan Madrassah
The Madrasah has a fascinating facade which is a little gem in Bukhara.Opposite Ulugbek Madrasah there is Abdullazizkhan Madrasah. Abdullazizkhan built it in 1651 1652 and it is the last large Madrasah in Bukhara. The building is typical by composition with four-ayvans yard but with unordinary divergent fan of hudj groups after side ayvans and cupola buildings on the central axis.It is very interesting the improvement of living lodgings which consisted of entrance hall and hudjra and were equipped with free-places attic storeys wall niches for bed clothes dishes decorated in conformity with the taste of inhabitants who rented these apartments during their study.
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Bakhauddin was the first born then Nakhshbandi came into the picture. The tomb is a 2m block focusing specially on the large mazaar known as the Stone of desire. about Sayyid Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (13181389) was the founder of what would become one of the largest Sufi Muslim orders the Naqshbandi.
Lyab-i Hauz or Lyab-i Khauz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz that have survived in the city of Bukhara. Until the Soviet period there were many such ponds which were the citys principal source of water but they were notoriou
The Samanid Mausoleum built in the 10th century C.E. is located in the northwestern part of Bukhara Uzbekistan just outside its historic center. It was built as the resting place of the powerful and influential Islamic Samanid dynasty that ruled the Samanid Empire from approximately 900 to 1000. It contained three burials one of whom is known to have been Nasr II.
The Kalyan Minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara Uzbekistan and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city.
Observatory of Ulugbek Samarkand
The Square is located in the center of the city and has become a monument of architectural importance. It has gained worldwide fame for its grandeur and it is now a preserve building in Samarkand.From three sides the square is surrounded with grand madrassah portals of which are facing the center of the space. All three erections have their own unique dcor. It is by virtue of these buildings preserved on the territory of the city Samarkand was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.The history of the Registan SquareTranslated from Uzbek registan means a sand place. In the ancient times this central square was covered by sand. The territory was not initially surrounded by madrassah those great erections appeared rather later. In that period authorities of the city were gathering people on the square to announce khans orders held celebrations and public executions and collected the army leaving to war.In the past one could see many trade rows around the square where artisans and farmers were selling their goods. All main roads of Samarkand led to Registan where it was always noisy and lively.Various rulers during their reign would change the main significance of the square but since those times and up to now Registan has always been the center of the city social life.There are three madrassahs on the square Ulughbek Sherdor and Tilla-Kori that are the main sights of the city. They were erected by two rulers at different times.
Shakhi Zinda is the burial place of royal persons and nobles. But the main mausoleum from which the necropolis starts seems to be the imaginary grave of Prophet Muhammads cousin Kusam ibn Abbas. The complex was called Shakhi Zinda that means in Persian The Living King. He was one of those who preached Islam in that region. Later the Complex became an important pilgrimage centre that was revered by the people as sacred.It consists of rows of refine sparkling blue colors tombs. Harmoniously combined in a lively and moving composition various mausoleums are grouped along the narrow medieval streets. Shakhi Zinda consists of eleven mausoleums which were built one after another in 14 - 15th centuries.A unique ensemble of ancient tombs (1370-1449 years) is located near Afrasiab settlement. It is also called Street cemetery. Building of mosques and mausoleums of XI-XV centuries oddly stretched on both sides and their blue domes look like an elegant necklace from the top.
Siyob Bazaar also called Siab Bazaar is the largest bazaar in Samarkand Uzbekistan. All daily necessities such as Samarkand naan are sold. Siyob Bazaar is located adjacent to the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and is visited not only by local people but also by domestic and foreign tourists.
Hazrat Khizr Mosque
Hazrat Khizr Mosque situated in close proximity to Siyob Bazaar is one of the oldest Muslim religious buildings in Samarkand.
Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum
Al Hakim At-Termizi Mausoleum
The main holy place of Termez is the Mausoleum of Hakim at-Termizi also known as Muhammad ibn Isa at-Tirmidhi. This architectural monument was built to the north-west of the old Termez castle. Abu Abdulloh Mohammed Ibn Hasan ibn Bashir al-Hakim at-Termizi was the author of a number of religious philosophical works a religious leader an outstanding theorist of Islamic misticism and a prominent scholar and was the founder of the dervishes order.Hakimi is considered one of the twelve sects of mysticism. He was buried near the citadel of medieval Termez probably near to hanaqoh. Later a mausoleum of baked brick was built above. It had one chamber with a portal dome. The dome was carried by four strong arches and supported by corbel-cell sails. The entrance was on the south side the northern archway was open and the remaining ones were blocked off. At the end of the XI c. the interiors of the mausoleum were richly decorated with carved ganch.
Sultan Saodat Mausoleum
The cult-memorial complex of Sultan Saodat was developed during the period of XI-XVII c. at the graves of the Termez sayyids. It had a number of cult structures added at different times mausoleums mosques and hanagoh built on the perimeter of an elongated courtyard with a combination of integral and short compositions.The most ancient part was a three-part frontal opening the southwest part of the complex to the courtyard side. Here are located two large one- chambered square-domed mausoleums. They arc joined with an aperture terrace with a mihrab placed between them which was used as a funeral prayer niosque. Researchers have dated this ancient group to the XI-XII c. (52) or the middle of XI c.Due to their clear-cut solutions to the problems of structure decor and volume the mausoleums gained strict highly artistic architectural appearance.The wall of the mausoleum had an octahedron tier of arched sails on which was set a large dome.
Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand Uzbekistan.
The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari
Imam al-Bukhari was the great theologian of the East. He collected and recorded about 600 thousand hadith i.e. legend based on cases of life or some sayings of the Prophet. Out of them al-Bukhari selected as flawless about 7400 hadith to include into the famous As-Sahih which became the second most important book after the Koran for the majority of Sunni.Imam was born in Bukhara in 810 year and ended his life in Samarkand. He was buried in a small village Hartang 30 km from Samarkand.The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari presents in all of its magnificence. In the complex that occupies a vast territory there are mausoleums mosques hotel for tourists and pilgrims souvenir shops and religious literature.The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Uzbekistan. The visiting of three shrines in Samarkand the mausoleums of al-Bukhari Shakhi-Zinda and Rukhabad within one day is called small Hajj.
Magoki Attor Mosque
The historical mosque is a part of the Lyab-i-Hauz and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mosque is bounded by Po-i-Kalyan Toqi telpak Furushon and Lyab-i-Hauz.Today the mosque is used as a carpet museum.about history It is speculated as built in the 9th to 10th-century on the remains of a Zoroastrian temple from the pre-Islamic era.Before the Arab conquest there was a bazaar on the site of Magok-i Attari. It was a market for idols potions and spices attar (perfumes) and other goods.there was formerly a Temple of the Moon (Mokh) close to this place.
It is a group of buildings lining the crossroad of the two medieval streets and the Shah Rud canal. It was built by the influential Jubari family between the years 1562 -79.The Khoja-Gaukushan Ensemble is one of the largest architectural complexes in the center of Bukhara. Along with a number of other buildings in central Bukhara.
Po-i-Kalan or Poi Kalan is an Islamic religious complex located around the Kalan minaret in Bukhara Uzbekistan.Po-i-Kalan or Poi Kalan is an Islamic religious complex located around the Kalan minaret in Bukhara Uzbekistan.
The Alisher Navoi National Park is one of Uzbekistans largest urban parks. It was founded by the members of the Komsomol organisation from Tashkent in 1932. The park which in the Soviet period was named Komsomolsky was constructed on the site of the quarry of an old brick factory by volunteers. Currently it bears the name of great medieval enlightener Alisher Navoi. The area of the parks land is 65 ha while its lake and network of canals make up a total of 9 ha.
Sailgokh Street(Tashkent Broadway)
Sailgokh Street known locally as Broadway has some street artists and painters who display their original artworks. The Broadway street is in the very center of Tashkent and connects two main squares of the city Amir Temur and Independent squares. There are many shopping centers fashion shops boutiques restaurants and cafes are located on and around the Broadway in Tashkent. Here you may also pick up some handmade crafts souvenirs and bric-a-bracs. Tashkents Broadway is also one of the greenest parks in the city with a huge area of shady trees and beautiful fountains.
Lake Charvak is a popular resort in Tashkent and several holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighbouring countries visit the reservoir. Villages on the banks and surroundings offer wide range of hotels, dachas, houses and tapchans to accommodate tourists
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum
It is considered being one of the highly architectural works of Central Asia. It was built as a resting place for Amir of the Samanid dynasty along with the remains of his father and his nephew. the Samanids Mausoleum is of special interest. This world-famous architectural masterpiece was built at the close of the ninth century. The mausoleum was erected as a family crypt immediately after the death of Ismail Samanis father. Later Ismail himself and his grandson Hasr were also buried in it. It is interesting to note that erecting crypts was against Islamic law at that time for Islam forbade erecting any post-mortem monuments upon the tombs of Muslim believers. However the prohibition was broken in the middle of the ninth century by one of the caliphs himself for whom a special as-Suli-biya Mausoleum was built. Ismail merely followed his example.
Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum is located near the Samani Mausoleum in Bukhara Uzbekistan. Its name means Jobs well due to the legend in which Job visited this place and made a well by striking the ground with his staff. The water of this well is stil
Allakuli Khan Madrassah
Madrassah of Allakuli Khan was built in the middle of the XIX century. It is considered the richest monument in its decoration. Majolica of Khorezmian type in black white and blue colors prevails here images in black contours is in the tambourines and framed double arcade of columns and three-quarters of the portal.Madrasah has a name of an initiator of its construction the Khiva ruler Allakuli Khan. In several khujdras on the first floor there was the city library founded by Allakuli Khan. The library provide books for all students of Khiva Madrasah.
the palace Tash-Khovli (stone country-estate) was built in the eastern part of the inner city. This complex of a building with three yards has rectangular plan in the southern part are the receiving yard Arz-Khovli and a yard for entertainment Ishrat-Khovli. The northern part is occupied by a harem. Labyrinths of corridors join the yards and buildings. The brothers and relatives of the khan lived in the palace. The two gates face the west and south. All the constructions were built from the high quality bricks. The fencing walls of the palace end up with figured cogs. From the flatness of the wall the high well-portioned towers stand out.Around the southern part of the square yards high single-pillar aivans are built with main houses behind them. On the other sides are the rooms for guests with small aivans on the second floor. Five excellent aivans come one after another in the harern. They are open to meet the northern winds. Two rooms were built behind the aivans through a main majolica entrance with a painted ceiling. They are simply decorated dwellings.Outside facades are not faced but the walls of the yards are separated into separate panels and decorated with majolica of a carpet pattern
Itchan Kala is inner town of the city of Khiva. This was inscribed as world heritage site in 1990. The architecture again is quite beautiful and the old town retains over 50 historic monuments and around 250 old houses. Remains of old architectures here represent beautiful and well preserved example of Muslim architecture of Central Asia. There are several outstanding structures one must visit while in Itchan Kala, such as the Djuma Mosque, the mausoleums and the madrasas and the two magnificent palaces built at the beginning of the 19th century by Alla-Kulli-Khan
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Kalta Minor Minaret
Arang-khan began the construction of this citadel complex in 1686 which contains a house for khan the members of his family and dignitaries.
Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah
This is an excellent facade is architecturally exquisite with great tiling and is in the standard Bukhara blue. It hosts several entertainments in the night.Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah is a part of the architectural complex located round well-known Lyabi-Hauz in Bukhara. The madrasah building as well as khanaka nearby were named after vizier Nadir by whose order they were constructed. Vizier Nadir served at a court yard of one the strongest and powerful representatives of Ashtarkhanid dynasty Imamkuli-khan who ruled in Bukhara in 1611-1642. The board of Imamkuli-khan was one of the most stable and relatively peaceful for the whole history of Ashtarkhanids in Bukhara. It was time when governors paid attention not only to constant wars but also to town-planning.The Nadir Divan-begi madrasah is decorated in the style typical for all Muslim monuments of Central Asia. At the same time the images of birds animals and a human being - sun were also used in decoration and it was uncharacteristic for Islamic monuments. The Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah was built on the model of Sherdor in Samarkand but famous lions at the portal were replaced with mythical birds of happiness. Nadir Divan-begi ordered to construct pool near to khanaka and madrasah. Stone steps lead to it.. Subsequently this artificial reservoir was named Lyabi Hauz and became one of the most known sights of Bukhara.
Kukeldash Madrassah of XVI century is the earliest building of the Lyabi Khauz Ensemble. It was buiult during the reign of the Sheybanids dynasty in Bukhara.This madrassah is the largest madrassah of the city (80 x 60 meters). The madrassah has over 130 hujras where lived and studied more than 320 students. It became the symbol of powerful state under leading of Abdulla-khan.It is a two-storied building with a large mosaic portal at the entrance decorated with deep arched nishes flanked on the corners by elegant columns of translucent green onyx. The interior decoration is the perfect example of white interior.
Ulugh Beg Madrasa Samarkand
The Ulugh Beg Madrasa is a religious educational institution in Samarkand Uzbekistan. It was built by Ulugh Beg during the Timurid dynasty at the Registan in the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand.
Sher Dor Madrasah
One of the 3 Muslim clergy academies surrounding the Registan.
Tillya Kori Madrasah
One of the 3 Moslem clergy academies that surround Registan square.
Central Exhibition Hall Of Academy Of Arts
near The Hotel Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace there is the Central Exhibition Hall of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. Opened in 1974 with an exhibition area of 2500 square meters it is one of the largest halls in Central Asia. The spacious and bright rooms display pictures and sculptures of many famous masters of Uzbekistan as well as the paintings of young artists who keep the traditions of Uzbek pictorial art enriching them with modern ideas.The centerpiece of the building is occupied by a sculpture and graphics hall surrounded by halls of paintings and applied arts located already on the second floor.
Tashkent TV Tower
Seeing something beautiful from top is always a great experience. And when you see the beautiful city of Tashkent from the observation deck of Tashkent TV Tower, the tallest in Uzbekistan, then it is definitely a different experience altogether. Tashkent TV tower itself is an architectural masterpiece. It is a 375-metre-high tower, and is the 11th tallest tower in the world. Construction started in 1978 and it began operation 6 years later, on 15 January 1985. It was the 3rd tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991
Ark of Bukhara
The Ark of Bukhara is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara Uzbekistan that was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD. In addition to being a military structure the Ark encompassed what was essentially a town that during much of the f
Statue of Amir Timur
Amir Temur Crypt
Behind the Dorus Siadat is a bunker with a wooden door leading to the crypt of Tamerlane discovered in 1943 when a child playing football fell through the ground. The room is plain except for Karanic quotations on the arches which read as follows The Supremacy belongs to Allah alone. He is Eternal and All Good is in Allahs hands He is Allmighty. In the center of the room there is the marble sarcophagus. It is covered with a huge monolithic marble gravestone which is 11 centimetres thick with 5 iron rings being attached at the corners and in the middle. One the stone were found encryptions related to the life of Amir Timur thus it is believed that the crypt was intended for him.
The ancient architecture is an incredible piece of work which has withstood time for almost nine centuries. However the 105 inner stairs has been closed off to tourists.The ancient architecture is an incredible piece of work which has withstood time for almost nine centuries. However the 105 inner stairs has been closed off to tourists.The Kalyan minaret is a minaret of the Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex in Bukhara Uzbekistan and one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. The minaret designed by Bako was built by the Qarakhanid ruler Mohammad Arslan Khan in 1127 to summon Muslims to prayer five times a day.
Statue of Amir Temur
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
This mausoleum is of the 14th-century poet and sage Pakhlavan Makhmud who was proclaimed a Muslim saint since he belonged to the Kungrad Dynasty.
Kunya-Ark Citadel from 1686
in 1686 Arang-khan began the construction of the citadel Kunya-ark at the western gates of Ichan-kala. The ark presented a complex multi-yard composition containing a house for khan the members of his family and dignitaries.From the large numbers of constructions of the ark only several buildings of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century were preserved. They were the official reception hall (kurinishkhana) a mosque the mint and a harem.There was an outer yard serving as a waiting room for the khans audiences. There were cannons in a second yard.The Akshikh-bobo aivan has also been used for military observation.the yards with their splendid aivans.
Palace of Khudyr Khn
The Palace of Khudayar Khan known as the Pearl of Kokand was the palace of the last ruler of the Kokand Khanate Khudayar Khan.The palace of the Khan of Kokand with seven courtyards and 114 rooms was built in 1873 though its dazzling tiled exterior makes it look so perfect that youd be forgiven for thinking it was as new as the modern park that surrounds it. Just three years after its completion the tsars troops arrived blew up its fortifications and abolished the khans job.Roughly half of the palace used to be taken up by the harem quarters which the Russians demolished in 1919. Khudayars 43 concubines would wait to be chosen as wife for the night Islam allows only four wives so the khan kept a mullah at hand for a quick and short-lived marriage ceremony.Six courtyards remain and their 27 rooms collectively house the Kokand Regional Studies Museum.
Juma Mosque(Jami Mosque)
he Jami Mosque is the true decoration of Kokands Chorsu square. Citizens cannot imagine their city without this magnificent mosque. It seemes that it was always on that site. And indeed in historical chronicles of IX-XII centuries there are mentions of the mosque in Kokand which stood in the same place on the square Chorsu. But during the Mongol invasions the Jami Mosque as well as the entire city was destroyed.the present mosque was built in the XIX century. In 1805 Kokand Olimhan started to build a mosque but construction was suspended the superior of the mosque stood up against the construction of mosque at the expence of funds collected by force from the common people.Two years later the Jami Mosque was built.
Ak Saray Palace
Timur began to think of building a magnificent edifice summoned an architect and set out his objective. After listening to the ruler the architect asked to be allowed into the state exchequer. When permission was granted the craftsman started to make foundation blocks from clay mixed with gold in full view of Timur.Seeing that the ruler remained impassive he broke up the blocks and returned the gold to the exchequer. When Timur asked Why did you do that the architect replied So as to make sure of your determination to embark on constructing a building that requires vast expenditure. A second legend recounts that after the main building work had been completed Timur began to tell the craftsmen to hurry up and finish the decorative facing of the palace.
Kok Gumbaz mosque in Shahrisabz
Kok-Gumbaz Mosque was built in Dorut-Tillavat Memorial complex just opposite to Shamsiddin Kulol Mausoleum in 1435-1436. It is the largest Friday mosque in Shakhrisabz. The inscription on the portal announces that the mosque was constructed by Ulugbek on behalf of his father Shakhruh.The building of the mosque is crowned by a huge dome covered with blue ceramic tiles. It gave the name to the mosque Kok Gumbaz that means Blue Dome. Around the tholobate of the dome there is the inscription with white glazed tiles Sovereignty belongs to Allah wealth belongs to Allah.The internal space of Kok-Gumbaz Mosque is nearly square in its layout and has four deep niches carefully oriented to the each corner of the earth. The whole wall surface was covered with ganch stucco and painted with intricate dark and light blue ornaments.
Toqi Sarrofon Bazaar(Trading Domes)
There are only four trading domes which exist in Bukhara namely the Toki-Sarrofon Trading Dome Telpak Furushon Trading Dome Tim Abdullakhan Trading Dome and Toki-Zargaron Trading Dome.Bukhara is well-known to the world not only with its mosques Ark Fortress and the majestic Kalyan minaret but also with its trading domes stretching in procession from Lyabi-Khauz to the Miri-Arab madrasah. Long ago in the XVI century under the Shaybanides dynasty Bukhara became the capital giving rise to unprecedented growth of the city and since it was located on the Great Silk Road the markets and trading stores even more congested cross-roads of public roads. Several centuries passed since that and four trading domes have only survived up to date.
Djuma (Friday) mosque in the center of Ichan-kala. It was erected at the end of the eighteenth century over the ruins of previous construction. This is an original building without portals and cupolas without galleries and yards. It is 55x46 m. One can enter the mosque from four sides. From the northern facade facing the one of the main streets of the city the mosque faces a minaret 52 m. high.The building is fenced with brick walls. The interior space is a single hall the flat ceiling of which is supported by 215 wooden pillars.Small openings were made in the ceiling for light and ventilation of the hall.The interior is simply plastered. Spaces between the windows are painted in black and red colors trees bushes and irises are realistically represented symbolizing the wish of peace and tranquil in the monumental and decorative art of Central Asia.
Offering a terrace Chor Minor Hotel is located in the historical centre of Bukhara a 12-minute walk to Kalyan Minaret and 300 metres from Lyabi Haus Square. Free WiFi access and private parking are available. The air-conditioned rooms are decorat
Sitori-i-Mokhi Khosa palace
The palace used to be a summer resting place for the Khans of Bukhara when the city was under the Russian protectorate. It features a subtle Oriental and Russian decoration and style.In the mid-XIX century Emir of Bukhara Nasrullah Khan decided to build a new country seat for himself. To choose the coolest place not to suffer from summer heat the architects made recourse to an old method - dressed muttons were put on the potential sites of construction. The place where the meat got spoiled last was chosen for the construction of the suburban pearl of Bukhara. Unfortunately this palace did not survive to the present day.Several decades later another emir of Bukhara Mir Sayyd Muhammad Alim Khan initiated the construction of a new palace there. A legend has it that Emir devoted the palace to his wife Sitora. The construction work which lasted several years resulted in the residence of unprecedented beauty. The Bukhara architects having trained in Russia managed to combine oriental and western styles in their creation. After a while the Emirs wife died and her name was given to the palace. It was named Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa translated from Tajik as Star like the Moon and this name was preserved to this day. Unfortunately the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa also shared the fate of the first palace it was destroyed.The extant Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace was built in 1912-1918 by order of the last Emir of Bukhara Mir Sayyd Muhammad Alim Khan.The palace main building consists of several reception halls and emirs private rooms. Special attention was given to White Hall decorated by the famous master usto Shirin Muradov who was subsequently perpetuated in a monument installed in the territory of the summer residence
Modari Khan Mausoleum
This religious complex was built in 1825 for maternal Kokand Umarkhan. He also connected with the name of the poet Nadira - spouses Umarkhan. The fate of Nadira - wife of the ruler and the poet Umarkhan - was tragic she was executed on the orders of the Emir of Bukhara - Nasrallah. In memory of the poetesse close to the mausoleum there was built a monument of white marble and bronze.Madari Khan Mausoleum is a small-sized portal-domed tomb with small faceted minarets which is located behind the cemetery.
Tashkent–Samarkand Bullet Train
Bullet Train from Tashkent to Samarkand is a 344-kilometre high speed rail connection between Tashkent and Samarkand. The route passes through Tashkent, Sirdaryo, Jizzakh and Samarqand in Uzbekistan. Trains operate seven days a week under the brand Afrosiyob
Chimgan is the most popular ski resort of Uzbekistan, located 80 km from Tashkent on slopes of Chimgan Mountains, the part of Chatkal range of western Tian-Shan. Tourist complex Chimgan includes the number of high-rise buildings, hotels, cottages, cable rail road, network of shops, bars, restaurants and cafe and other recreation institutions.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial
Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial, Tashkent is a city landmark. Shastri is a great figure for India however a monument is built in the central part of Tashkent. As dedicated to the person who had contributed to the development of India, it left a track in the history of not only India, but also Tashkent.
Hazrat Imam Complex
Hazrat Imam Complex, also known as Hast-Imam located in an old residential district of Tashkent. Hast Imam Square is a religious center of Tashkent, but you can also explore the place for it’s architectural beauty. The primary significance of the complex is a rich library where oriental manuscripts are preserved. The world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved here. Ottoman Koran is the primary source of Islam holy book that was written in the middle of VII century. Landscape designer’s great work can be observed here. You should see the imported exotic trees, shrubs and flowers from different countries which have been planted on the territory of the complex
This is another Tourist Attraction in Tashkent near Amir Temur Square. This is Saligokh Street, locally known as Broadway. It connects the two main squares Amir Temur square and Independence Square in Tashkent city. This is also one of the greenest parks here covering huge area with lots of trees and fountains. For visitors there are shopping centers, restaurants, fashion stores and cafes. You can buy handicraft items, souvenirs and other items on and around Broadway Street.
Kukeldash Madrasah is a medieval madrasa in Tashkent, located close to Chorsu Bazaar and Chorsu Metro station. It was built around 1570 by the Shaybanid Dynasty of rulers. This is a place where public executions were held. This was an old fortress which used to be an old Islamic school in 16th century which two hundred years later was a caravanserai. This is one of of the most historic buildings in Tashkent. The madrasah is built of yellow brick, and has a traditional square shape with a big portal and an inner yard.
Tashkent Clock Tower
Tashkent clock tower, located in the centre of the city near the city administration, is one of the symbols of the capital of Uzbekistan. This tower was opened in 1947 on the eve of second anniversary of Victory Day. The tower has big chimes. The clock tower has an interesting story about how it came to Tashkent. Today, there are 2 towers, second one being exact copy of the first. In both the towers you can see the aesthetics of the past and the dynamic present. You can also see combination of modern and traditional elements of the Uzbek art. In the old tower you can see traditional Uzbek arts and antiques and in the new tower you can see showrooms displaying ancient and contemporary jewelry created by crafts dynasty
Uzbekistan Museum of Applied Arts
The Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan is the largest state art museum in Uzbekistan. This was an exhibition organised in 1927. This was the exhibition of best works of Uzbekistan masters. After a while this started adding items from the previous centuries which included handmade embroideries, skullcaps, jewelry, carpets and other samples of people’s applied art. Thus 10 years later in 1937 this exhibition achieved the status of Museum. So initially this was known as Museum of handicrafts which later in 1997 was granted the state status and received its present name of Uzbekistan state museum of Applied Arts. Its permanent collection contains more than several thousands works, divided among four curatorial departments
Memorial of Cosmonauts
There have been many scholars, scientists and cosmonauts who were born in Uzbekistan and they did brilliant job in their respective fields. This memorial of cosmonauts has been made in their memory. The space travel theme has been used to decorate the museum. It recognizes the achievements of mankind in space exploration. Memorial also commemorates the role of Vladimir Dzhanibekov, who was the Soviet cosmonaut of Uzbek origin. There is a statue of Vladimir Dzhanibekov standing near one of the subway entrances. He was born in Tashkent region. This is also one of the Tourist Places in Tashkent you should visit
Palace of International Forums
The Palace of International Forums, Uzbekistan is one of the main Tashkent Tourist Place today. It stands on Amir Temur Square in the very center of Tashkent city. The palace is considered the country’s most significant representative building. This truly spectacular palace was ceremonially opened in September 2009 celebrating Tashkent’s 2200th anniversary. You will find that the palace has classical external elements making it appear amazing and in the interiors you go through the extensively glazed facade. The main foyer has a ceiling height of over 16 meters and an area of 2,500 square meters.
Center of Enlightenment
Center of enlightenment is a modern and spectacular building in the center of Tashkent. The building is home to the Palace of Symposiums and National Library of Uzbekistan. During the years of independence, the Center of enlightenment became an organic part of a single composition; in the center of Tashkent which included others like the Palace of Youth Creativity, Art Gallery, a business center “Poytaht”. Adjacent to the Independence Square, the center of enlightenment stands out as distinguished modern landscape design
If your are interested in natural places then should visit Botanical Garden in Tashkent. This garden here add a lovely splash of color and they are fantastic stopover for the visitors. Botanical Garden have thousands of trees, flower, shrub, vine and other plant species. They are all beautiful and represent the beauty of different geographies of the world. This happens to be the largest and the oldest botanical garden in the entire Central Asia region
Babur Recreation Park
This is an amusement park where you can enjoy various fun rides and entertainment options here. There are lot of green spaces and a lovely pond in the center of the park as well. Babur Recreation Parks another park known as the Seattle Peace Park inside of it which is popular for its own cool things. In this small park you can see a collection of tiles designed by students of Tashkent as well as Seattle. There is also a peace bell here. This bell is is rung every year on 21st September on the International peace day. You can have a really good time here
There are around 500 different species of animals in Tashkent Zoo, which makes it a perfect place to go to for all age groups. You can also visit the zoo with your family. The zoo was opened almost 100 years back and since then it has been maintained really well. In Tashkent Zoo you will get to see some big animals like gorillas and giraffes. There are special animals here as well and you must not miss out on the African exhibit where you can see zebras and hunting dogs
Central Asian Plov Center
If you are a foodie? Then Central Asian Plov Center is must go to place for you in Tashkent. Plov is one of the most famous dish of Central Asia and national dish of the Uzbekistan. Central Asian Plov Center is the place to taste Plov. This is the place where you get the best plov in the entire region. Plove is cooked in massive pans (Kozon), which can feed hundreds of people at a time
Chorsu Bazaar is hundreds years old. Chorsu Bazaar is a traditional bazaar with bright colors. Chorsu is biggest and oldest in Uzbekistan and in Central Asia. Located across the street from Chorsu Station of the Tashkent metro near Kukeldosh Madrasah, in chorus all daily necessities are sold. Chorsu Bazaar like any oriental bazaar has played significant display of social life since beginning. There are 7 huge domes with colored glazed tiles under which the bazaar exist. So after historical and bit of physical description, you would be curious to know what you get in Chorsu to see and buy. It is one of the Must Visit Attractions in Tashkent.
Karavan Bazaar in Tashkent is mainly for dealers to buy cheapest food in Tashkent. Karavan Bazaar is also the most preferred bazaar in Tashkent for shopping for both locals and travelers. In the bazaar one can buy many things like food, construction equipment, electronic items, machinery, clothing and carpets. Karavan Bazaar is spread over a huge area and you may need an entire day in this Bazaar only for shopping several items
Bek Baraka Wholesale Market Tashkent
Bek Baraka wholesale market is locally famous as wholesale clothes market in Tashkent. The market is new as it started only in 2011. Bek Baraka wholesale market is located on the outskirts of Tashkent opposite another cloth market known as Chilanzar clothing market and Abu Sahiy market in Tashkent. There are 3 pavilions in the Bek Baraka wholesale market. The first pavilion sells food products, second pavilion sells industrial products and third pavilion sells home appliance and consumer goods.
Gur-e Amir Mausoleum
Gur-e Amir Mausoleum is named after the Asian conqueror Tamerlane, also known as Timur in Samarkand. It occupies an important place in the history of Islamic architecture as the precursor for great Mughal tombs, including Humayun's Tomb in Delhi and the Taj Mahal in Agra. Gur e Amir is tomb of King Timur and other member of his family, the Mughal dynasty. The architecture has an azure dome and contains tombs of Muhammed Sultan, Timur and his sons and grandsons along with his teacher Sayyid Baraka. The monument that was built in 1403 has now only remains of it, not the entire piece
Shah I Zinda
Shah-i-Zinda is a necropolis in the north-eastern part of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Today’s Shah I Zinda ensemble includes mausoleum and ritual buildings from the time of 9th to 14th and 19th centuries. It was established with a single religious monument in the beginning and then temples, mausoleums and other buildings were added from 11th to 19th centuries. Shah I Zinda is perfect example of various architectural imprints through the centuries. The style, the method and the decorative craftsmanship of this site is a witness of work that changed throughout the time. If you love historical monuments then you should visit Shah I Zinda in Uzbekistan. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Samarkand
Imam Bukhari Mausoleum
Imam Bukhari Mausoleum occupies a vast territory, one of the main pilgrimage sites in Samarkand. The visiting of three shrines, the mausoleums of Al-Bukhari, Shakhi-Zinda and Rukhabad, within one day, is called ‘small Hajj.
Imam Bukhari Mausoleum
Imam Bukhari Mausoleum occupies a vast territory, one of the main pilgrimage sites in Samarkand. The visiting of three shrines, the mausoleums of Al-Bukhari, Shakhi-Zinda and Rukhabad, within one day, is called ‘small Hajj.
El Merosi Show
It is an ethno cultural performance that shows the different historical periods of the country until the present day. It is performed by trained actors, dancers, musicians, etc at a historical building that can accommodate up to 90 spectators. The performers wear similar costumes worn by Massagetae and Saka, Persian, Zoroastrian and Sogdian rulers, etc. It comprises a wide range of colorful garments from the ancient period up to present-day Uzbekistan. The performance has eleven episodes with different soundtracks fragments played on gijak, duta, ney, etc
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Located on the silk road Bukhara in the ancient times served a great role as a centre for trade, scholarship, cultural exchange and religion. Historic Centre of Bukhara was listed as world heritage site in the year 1993. Bukhara is a city museum which has 140 architectural monuments. Some of these famous monuments are Kalyan minaret, Kalan mosque, Char minar and Chashma Ayub mausoleum. Every monument in Bukhara is a great representation of ancient architecture
Historic Centre of Shahrisabz
Shahrisabz is a city in Southern Uzbekistan located around 80 KM south of Samarkand. Shahrisabz once used to be a major part of Central Asia and it is known mainly for being the birthplace of 14th century conqueror emperor Timur. So everything here is connected with the name of Timur. Shahrisabz is said to be one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia. Shahrisabz was listed as World Heritage Site in 2000. In old times the city was called Kesh and was named as Shahrisabz in modern times.
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