Uzbekistan Tourist Traps

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Uzbekistan Tourist Traps

  • Tomb of the Prophet Daniel

    If you think that you see the tomb and sarcophagus from 5th century, you make a big mistake. The "tomb" is restored and there is an 18m sarcophagus inside, definitely not from 5th century (not from 15th century either...) Do not buy ticket - please believe me, it is not worthy. Ishratkhana Mausoleum - really the Tomb Raider style with pigeons and...

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  • Taking pictures IS expensive !!

    While I was travelling through Uzbekistan, I was quite angry about this all the time, but later, after being back, I finally came to peace with it.Be aware that tourists have to pay more than locals. This is a simple rule, as we westerners have definitely the better income. Already the price we pay for the flights is more than average Uzbek...

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  • Service charges in restaurants - check !

    Some restaurants do have the habit of charging you an additional service fee. This itself is not the problem (as it is widely done all over the world). It will become a problem for the non-Russian speaking, as it is written on the menu in Russian, and the waiters won’t inform you about that. Why should they, as it is customs.Look for this word:...

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  • You will get ripped-off somewhere – for...

    Uzbek people are lovely, friendly and helpful. They do so much to help and just expect a smile in return. BUT:This does not apply for 80% of the taxi drivers. They are the best tourist traps, born to rip tourists off. If you want to hire a taxi, be it for within town or for overland travel, make sure you have info on the actual prices. Hotels...

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  • Deal your prices

    You can be overcharged in prices in hostels and shops. If you are patiee and be calm, aks for lower prices and you might have a chance. like in bed and breakfast that is 15 dollars you can ask for 10. you have nothing to loose.

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  • Long trip buses

    When getting a bus place often people over charge you. so ask people before you actually go and by the ticket. Many time you have to buy the ticket to the ticket man that assists the driver.

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  • Subway in Tashkent

    Before you go down the stairs in the subway you have to be checked by the police. you have to pass a metal detector and if you go with a big backpack they will want to check your bag out. dont allowed it and say you are a tourist. they will let you go.

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  • Cheap Hotels

    Cheap hotels in Central Asia tend to offer you what you actually pay for them. Nothing and you'll always prefer of giving a bit more after you already pay and chose for a cheap low quality, stinky bathrooms, cold water, dirty facilities... Give more for your well being. If you have one for $5us and one for $12, give youself the leasure of haveing...

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  • Taxi drivers

    Taxi drivers will try to overcharge you in the price so always ask local people how much proximately will your trip cost. This way, asking people how much will certain things cost you'll have a decent idea of prices and you can bargain with taxi drivers and mini bus drivers.

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  • Tourists and therefore tourist...

    Tourists and therefore tourist traps in Uzbekistan are fairly rare, mainly because it's well off the beaten track. It's also fairly expensive to fly there, because it's not on any of the major routes. So I wouldn't worry about falling into any tourist traps.

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