Uzbekistan Travel Guide

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Tashkent

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Samarkand

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Bukhara

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Khiva

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Tashkent

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Shahrisabz

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Fergana

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Nurata

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Tashkurgan

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Nukus

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Muynoq

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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,...

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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

  • 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 General

    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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  • Registan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Choyxona

    Samarkand Restaurants

    The Choyxona has all sorts of local foods, like noodle soup, kebab etc., it is very clean and cheap. I had Somsa, some kind of meat pie, really nice, 4000 Som with that. If you enter the Siob Bazaar from the Bibi Khanym Mosque, past the dry fruit area.

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Bukhara

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  • Ark - Bukhara Fortress

    Bukhara Things to Do

    Today the Ark is entered from the austere and forbidding western façade. Originally a second, southern Kalon Gate gave direct access to the Friday Mosque. The present gateway built in 1742 consists of 2 towering bastions linked with a balcony of six porticoed windows. Up to the turn of the century Bukhara’s only mechanical Arabic clock hung from...

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  • Minzifa Hotel

    Bukhara Hotels

    When my driver explained that I had to walk 5 minutes down a wide path to get to my hotel, I was a...

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  • By Bus from the Airport

    Bukhara Transportation

    Bus # 100, 1000 Som, takes you from the airport to the town along Bahonaddin Nakshband Street and turns about 400 meters before the center to the left into Mustakillik Street. From Bahonaddin Nakshband Street you can take minibus # 268 to the center, the short ride might be 500 Som. Minibuses stoppen everywhere.

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Khiva

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  • Tash Hauli Palace

    Khiva Things to Do

    Welcome to the amazing Tash Hauli or Stone Palace. British adventurer Captain Fredrick Burnaby described this ornate palace and its many royal guards in his book “A Ride to Khiva” in 1876. As you walk through the gate and courtyard you can imagine the good Captain’s vision of 40 large guards with colourful robes, sashes and deadly scimitars....

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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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  • Islam-Khodja Madrasah and Minaret

    Khiva Things to Do

    The minaret of this madrasah is living proof of the rivalry between Khiva and the city of Bukhara. Over the centuries the 2 cities had competing kingdoms. Bukhara built the massive Kalon Minaret in 1127. This massive tower still stands today and is 47 meters (154 feet). Here in Khiva, Mohammed Amin Khan began the Kalta Minor Minaret in 1851. Had it...

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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: Very Good

    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,...

    more
  • Money exchange

    Tashkent General

    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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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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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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