Uzbekistan Travel Guide

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Tashkent

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Samarkand

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318,1394,30

Bukhara

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385,1043,7

Tashkent

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54,273,3

Khiva

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198,1215,3

Shahrisabz

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41,96,0

Fergana

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Qo'qon

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Nukus

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6,10,0

Yangiqishloq

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1,5,0

Tashkurgan

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Stantsiya Termez

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Qarshi

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4,6,0

Nurata

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17,55,0

Muynoq

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Karakul'

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Andijon

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4,5,0

Tashkent

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  • Manas Art Café

    Tashkent Restaurants

    I read about Manas Art Café in my guidebook about this Kyrgyz restaurant and decided to take a reasonable walk here to have a nice meal. And what a great decision that was. As you approach this venue on a busy main road you start to think you are looking at a cool and peaceful oasis in the desert. Entering the courtyard and looking at the trees,...

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  • The Park Turon

    Tashkent Hotels

    1, Abdulla Kodiriy St, Tashkent, 100128, Uzbekistan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Le Meridien Tashkent Palace

    Tashkent Hotels

    Tashkent Palace Hotel (4 star) I had a very nice room in this hotel. Amenities include AC, elevator,...

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  • Money exchange

    Tashkent Favorites

    There are many Mosques to visit and the Catholic church is a central focal point.The key thing is to bring US dollars in cash because then you can get the local exchange rate through local contacts. I don't miss the the noisy and busy traffic.

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Samarkand

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Bukhara

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Tashkent

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  • Manas Art Café

    Tashkent Restaurants

    I read about Manas Art Café in my guidebook about this Kyrgyz restaurant and decided to take a reasonable walk here to have a nice meal. And what a great decision that was. As you approach this venue on a busy main road you start to think you are looking at a cool and peaceful oasis in the desert. Entering the courtyard and looking at the trees,...

    more
  • The Park Turon

    Tashkent Hotels

    1, Abdulla Kodiriy St, Tashkent, 100128, Uzbekistan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Le Meridien Tashkent Palace

    Tashkent Hotels

    Tashkent Palace Hotel (4 star) I had a very nice room in this hotel. Amenities include AC, elevator,...

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  • Money exchange

    Tashkent Favorites

    There are many Mosques to visit and the Catholic church is a central focal point.The key thing is to bring US dollars in cash because then you can get the local exchange rate through local contacts. I don't miss the the noisy and busy traffic.

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Khiva

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  • Muhammad Rahim-khan Madrasah

    Khiva Things to Do

    This important Madrasah is located opposite the Kunya-Ark citadel and is named after Muhammad Rahim Khan II (1845-1910). His full name was Saeed Mohammed Rahim Bahadur Khan and he was popularly known as Madraïm Khan. The name ‘Saeed’ was gained when he married a member of the Saeed Clan who were descendants of the Prophet. He was the Khan who had...

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  • Orient Star Khiva Hotel

    Khiva Hotels

    The reason I say this is the best accommodation in Khiva is because of its value for money and...

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  • Opposite (west of) the Kutlimurodinok...

    Khiva Things to Do

    This versatile medressa was built in 1834 - 1835 commissioned by the khan Allakuli. The main portal and arched niches are richly decorated with blue and black-and-while Khorezm-style majolica (glazed tile work). Allakuli Khan also founded the city library that was housed in several khujdras (student cells) on the first floor. Today it hosts several...

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Shahrisabz

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  • Home cooking

    Shahrisabz Restaurants

    A few years ago, eating in a private house was the best way to ensure getting an appetising meal in Uzbekistan as restaurants were oftenof a very dubious quality. That has changed in the main cities and you will find really nice restaurants quite easily, Small towns like Shahrisabz are a different matter and your choices are much more limited. We...

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  • Seat of Power and Might

    Shahrisabz Things to Do

    Unusually, Shakhrisabz's Dorus Siadat - Seat of Power and Might - although built by Temur as a burial place for first one, then another, of his sons who predeceased him, shows little sign of the restoration that has been so evident at other buildings of this period of Uzbek history. Instead, its reddish-brown bulk, with its most untypical...

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  • Respect and Consideration ....

    Shahrisabz Things to Do

    ...are the virtues extolled in the name of the Dorut Tilovat madressah, built beside the Kok Gumbaz Mosque.Two mausolea, each topped with a small blue dome, and a reconstructed row of student cells are all that remain of the once huge medressah that stood here. The first was built in 1374 by Temur for his father's spiritual advisor and it is...

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Fergana

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  • White gold.....

    Fergana Local Customs

    ....that's what they call cotton in Uzbekistan. The country's most valuable export, it brings in money but exacts a harsh price. A thirsty crop, it requires copious amounts of water during the growing season. The rivers that once watered the Valley no longer flow so freely, the Aral Sea far to the north-west of the Fergana Valley is a lesson to the...

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  • A picnic by the canal

    Fergana Local Customs

    The Syr Darya, one of the two great rivers of Central Asia, runs right through the Fergana Valley. 2,220km long, it begins with the confluence of two rivers, the Naryn and Kara Darya, that flow out of the Tien Shan mountains. 70 other tributary rivers flow into the Syr Darya as it makes its way through the Valley and on through Kazakhstan to the...

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  • From cocoon to carpet

    Fergana Things to Do

    The production of silk has been, and still is, Margilan's main industry for centuries. There's no record of just when the jealously guarded secrets of the laborious processes of sericulture arrived in Uzbekistan but it is well-documented that the industry was thriving in mediaeval times and at the beginning of the 20th century century there were...

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Qo'qon

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  • When it is hot...

    Qo'qon Local Customs

    ... everybody likes to take a bath. In sumemr many of the wells and fountains in the city attract all the kids. They love to take a bath and play with the water. The fountains and other water-channels are also very nice to cool the drinks.

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  • Necropolis of the Khans

    Qo'qon Things to Do

    When you go through a gate of the Medrese Narbutabek you come to a Muslim cemetary. There are many tombstones form the last centuries. Some of them even with Russian script and names. But the most beautiful building is the Mausoleum of the Khans, the kings of Khokand, with a small mosque, Dachma-je Shahan, and the beautiful Mausoleum Madar-e Khan.

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  • Medrese Narbutabek

    Qo'qon Things to Do

    Medrese or Madrasah (Arabic) is the Islamic word for School. In Islamic countries it normally means a school, were people learn about the Qur'an , about Mohammed and the rules and history of Islam. In Uzbekistan usually the small boys go to Medrese during summer holidays for some weeks. They stay there and learn. Some Medreses are also like...

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Nukus

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  • Nukus-Buchara

    Nukus Transportation

    From the Nukus Bus Station (some kilometers outside the city centre - get there by taxi) you can take the bus to SamarkandIt's something of 10-11 hours to Buchara where you arrive in the middle of the night.

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  • Nukus, incredible shipwrecks

    Nukus Things to Do

    Yoy may think I'm crazy: spending two days on dirty local buses to arrive in an agressive town where there's only one hotel and no restaurant.Maybe, but it was worth the effort. The shipwrecks in Moynac are an unforgettable sight sight. What was once a lake is now a sandy desert where some rusty shipwrecks are remainders of a prosperous...

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  • No resto's in Moynac

    Nukus Restaurants

    Moynac looks to be the end of the worldWe didn't find anything to eat on our one hour walk.In the end, we went back to the hotel and begged him to cook us something.He made us some good plov which we had to eat in the dity garage on a not very stable table.At 1500 sum for the meal, it was quite expensive but there seem to be no other options

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Qarshi

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  • More Mens Room Scenes at the Airport

    Qarshi Warnings and Dangers

    Qarshi airport has the worlds worst toilets. Here is another picture from the men's room. The men's room is one level below the main floor of the airport. As I went down the stairs toward the toilets, I could only see a little light. None of the lights were working. There was light coming from a room down the hall that turned out to be the men's...

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  • Your Choice a Day in a Car or Ride the...

    Qarshi Transportation

    Traveling to Qarshi or any other city, you can choose to ride the dangerous roads of this former Soviet country or you can fly in Uzbek Airline's Yak 40 fleet.This is a rundown Russian jet with three engines on the back that can seat 35 to 40 people. You carry your own bags from the terminal and load them up the rear stairs into the racks at the...

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  • Uzbek Fashion Victims

    Qarshi Local Customs

    The Uzbek women wear a combination of clothes that would shock a European or American woman. One woman that I saw had purple pants, green socks and a red and pink flowered jacket. Add to that, a mouth full of gold teethand you have a real fashion victim!Here is a fashion victim waiting for a ride into town from the refinery site in the desert.

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Nurata

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  • Sarmish-Say petroglyphs

    Nurata Off The Beaten Path

    Sarmish-say is a river gorge on the south slope of the Karatau mountain ridge belonging to the Zarafshan mountain range. It is situated about 30 km northeast of the city of Navoi, which is about 170 km southwest of Samarkand.Took a trip after getting info on the following site http://www.advantour.com/uzbekistan/sarmish-say.htmGPS coordinates:...

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  • One small bag for the desert

    Nurata What to Pack

    As I’ve described elsewhere, our journey to the yurt camp was in a small soviet bus, so we had to restrict ourselves to one small day-sac or similar. You need to think carefully about what are the essentials – here are my suggestions: ~ The only time I felt a little chilly in Uzbekistan was first thing in the morning in the desert. I quite enjoyed...

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  • Swim in Aidurkal Lake

    Nurata Sports & Outdoors

    For me, the highlight of our visit to Aidurkal Lake was the opportunity it afforded for a swim. After several days travelling, and some involving long bus journeys through the hot desert, I was glad of the chance to relax in its cooling waters. If you want to do the same, come prepared. There are no bushes for privacy behind which to change, but...

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Fergana Hotels
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