Uzbekistan Travel Guide

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Samarkand

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Bukhara

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Khiva

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Tashkent

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Fergana

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Shahrisabz

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Nurata

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Nukus

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Marghilon

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Qarshi

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Yangiqishloq

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Termiz

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Qo'qon

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Farg'ona

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Samarqand

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Tashkent

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  • TAKE YOUR FREE VT FLAG WITH YOU

    Tashkent Things to Do

    If you are coming to Tashkent - make sure you have your free Virtual Tourist Flag with you!Just email the wonderful VT staff at:feedback@virtualtourist.comJust send them your address and the rest is history. History to make!Don't forget! The VT staff like postcards, so please send them a nice postcard while you are here!VirtualTourist801 Parkview...

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  • The Park Turon

    Tashkent Hotels

    1, Abdulla Kodiriy St, Tashkent, 100128, Uzbekistan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • InterContinental Tashkent

    Tashkent Hotels

    As I know, the InterContinental Hotel is less that Europian standart, but it really good one. There...

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  • Tashkent station Express-3 code =...

    Tashkent Transportation

    If anyone tries to look up the schedule, trains, berth availability on Express-3 Russian reservation system in 99% of cases nothing will come up for Tashkent.This is simply because a city is not the same thing as a station and the Express-3 reservation system is very picky.Instead of trying all kind of combinations in Cyrillic to satisfy the...

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Samarkand

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  • Registan

    Samarkand Things to Do

    Like the much larger Sher Dor medressa at the Registan, and built at the same time, the portal of the Khodja Akrar ensemble features the most-unIslamic lion/tigers (maned and striped - you choose) and deer, but without the smiling sun-heads this time. Here a 17th century medressa has been built around the shrine of an earlier holy figure -the...

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  • Hotel Asia Samarkand

    Samarkand Hotels

    The Asia Samarkand Hotel is relatively new (2008) and is close to the Registan. It has a restaurant,...

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  • Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums

    Samarkand Things to Do

    The Shakhi Zinda Complex is a large group of mausoleums—some as early as 11th or 12th Century, others from the 14th Century. Many important people are buried here, including a cousin of the Prophet. It is a holy place and a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Note: This is not a place for anyone who has trouble climbing stairs--The complex is on a small...

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Bukhara

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  • Lyab-i-Hauz

    Bukhara Things to Do

    This pool is really the heart of Bukhara. You can sit here and enjoy some green tea and shashlik whilst watching the world (and the ducks) go by. Just watch out for the giant wasps who have a taste for shashlik. (I'm slightly wasp-phobic as my father was allergic to wasp stings, but since my visit to Bukhara, puny British wasps no longer bother...

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  • Lyabi-House Hotel

    Bukhara Hotels

    This is where we thought we were staying on our first visit to Bukhara - a charmingly restored old...

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  • Bukhara's Jewish heritage

    Bukhara Local Customs

    Whilst there's some debate as to when Jews first arrived in Bukhara (some say as far back as the reign of Cyrus in the 5th C BCE , others the 14th C CE following forced expulsions from elsewhere in Central Asia), they were, for hundreds of years, an integral part of trade and industry that created the city's wealth. Rich as many of them may have...

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Khiva

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  • Medressa 2: Artifacts and aerialists

    Khiva Things to Do

    Across the main square (once the setting for Khiva's brutal executions) from the Kunya Ark, the Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa is now used as a museum that focuses largely on the life of the Khan with a typically quirky Khivan addition of a high-wire circus act as an extra attraction. Before you sit down in the courtyard to enjoy the show though,...

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  • Hotel Asia Khiva

    Khiva Hotels

    K. Yaqubova Street, Khiva, Uzbekistan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Beautiful ceramics

    Khiva Favorites

    Khivan tilework is an interesting contrast to that of Samarkand and Bukhara. Is it something to do with the heat and dust of the desert that impelled the ceramic artists here to work in such a cool palette and to such precise patterns that are quite different from the warmer colours and freer patterns of so much of the work seen in the cities set...

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Tashkent

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  • TAKE YOUR FREE VT FLAG WITH YOU

    Tashkent Things to Do

    If you are coming to Tashkent - make sure you have your free Virtual Tourist Flag with you!Just email the wonderful VT staff at:feedback@virtualtourist.comJust send them your address and the rest is history. History to make!Don't forget! The VT staff like postcards, so please send them a nice postcard while you are here!VirtualTourist801 Parkview...

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  • The Park Turon

    Tashkent Hotels

    1, Abdulla Kodiriy St, Tashkent, 100128, Uzbekistan

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • InterContinental Tashkent

    Tashkent Hotels

    As I know, the InterContinental Hotel is less that Europian standart, but it really good one. There...

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  • Tashkent station Express-3 code =...

    Tashkent Transportation

    If anyone tries to look up the schedule, trains, berth availability on Express-3 Russian reservation system in 99% of cases nothing will come up for Tashkent.This is simply because a city is not the same thing as a station and the Express-3 reservation system is very picky.Instead of trying all kind of combinations in Cyrillic to satisfy the...

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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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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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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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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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Marghilon

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  • Finest shopping at Yodgorlik Silk...

    Marghilon Shopping

    Either before or after the factory tour you can also buy at their shop. I can only highly recommend to buy here (rather than in the bazaars wherever you are in Uzbekistan), as you can be 100% sure that all silk was made here and you will get very reasonable prices = the real prices. The shop might look small, but they have a huge storage behind it,...

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  • Visit Yodgorlik Silk Factory

    Marghilon Things to Do

    According to their website, it is the biggest silk manufacturing factory in Uzbekistan where most of the work is done by hand and where mostly natural dyes are used to colour the silk. From what I saw I believe it, the site is huge and except for the silk cocoon part (it was not the time of year for the cocoons to be collected and “processed”),...

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  • Beautiful silk carpets

    Marghilon Local Customs

    As I wrote earlier, not only silk cloth is made here, but silk carpets as well. Christina showed the room where the girls worked on suzanis and on silk carpets (photo 2: suzani work on the left, silk carpet on the right). On photo 1 is the carpet, that was finished just recently (Christina held it up for a better view), and she said that it took 6...

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Qarshi

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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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  • Plastic Refinery near Qarshi

    Qarshi Off The Beaten Path

    If you are going to Qarshi, either you are in the military or you are going to work at the plastic refinery near the natural gas fields. This is located about 40 miles Southwest of the city.It was built by an Italian company, so the food was quite good in the camp outside the factory. This is the usual way big projects like this are built. There is...

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Termiz

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  • Taxi fares from Airport and Border

    Termiz Transportation

    Once you arrive in Termiz you will need to use some taxis. Unfortunately unless you know the local price or you speak very good Russian people will try to get some extra money off you. I went there in September and a good fare from Termiz airport to the border with Afghanistan was 8000 sum, you pay for the taxi no matter the number of people. From...

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  • Small disco bar

    Termiz Nightlife

    The best night spot in town. 1000 soums to get in, good Uzbek and Russian music. Friendly staff Strong German military presence on week-ends. Several unacompanied ladies always grace the place. Good place to go early (10-11). If you go too late, some people embarass themselves after over-indulging. No fun. Normal casual

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  • Swim in a clear lake

    Termiz Off The Beaten Path

    During these hot summer days, you can take a taxi and head for a secluded beach on Lake Utchkisel, about twelve kilometers NO of Termiz, via the road to Tashkent. The beach is small, but clean, and there are virtually no one there. The water is crystal clear and its temperature comfortable. Bring your own refresments because the choice is limited...

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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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