Travel calls for a great adventure! The breathtaking natural beauty, the cultural discoveries are something that you cannot afford to miss. If you are planning to take a break from your hectic work schedule, then make sure to plan your next trip to Uzbekistan. Let us now take a look at some of the must-see places in Uzbekistan.
Top Tourist Destinations
Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, all these names summon the images of spherical blue domes that flash brilliantly, images of madrasas, mosques, and minarets to name a few. Tashkent or the capital city of Uzbekistan is a pleasure to visit. Wide roads, tree-lined avenues, parks, and fountains, universities, the city has all to impress a traveler. Tashkent is said to have the best global connections and you can reach here by rail, road, and air to name a few. It is well connected with the other places in Uzbekistan. The sounds, as well as sights of Tashkent, are nowhere close to those of Samarkand, Khiva or Bukhara. The number of old buildings in Tashkent was reduced to debris following the earthquake that struck this city in the year 1996. The city has museums and theatres in plenty. Some of the renowned museums and theatres of this city include the Museum of applied arts, the museum of fine arts, the Navoi Theatre, the Uzbek Puppet Theatre to name a few. The sightseeing spots of Samarkand stand under the blue sky, the dusty road as well as the warm sun.
Mausoleums, Madarsas as well as mosques with striking blue mosaics of intricate styling leave us spellbound. Timur, his sons as well as grandsons have come up with most of these masterpieces. To make the most out of Samarkand’s beauty you need to visit the Registan complex. Though a majority part of the Bibi Khanym was ruined because of an earthquake in the year 1897, some part of it still stands and that’s enough to make the tourist know about the enormity of its splendor. Bukhara, the well-known trading post on the Silk Road, stirs romanticism is most of the tourists. If you want to excavate the living history of Uzbekistan then this is the best place to start with. There are over one hundred and forty protected buildings including mosques, madrasas, mausoleums as well as musty public baths. The people of this city are known for their friendliness and hospitality. The other places of interest here include Kalan Minaret, the mausoleum of Ismail Salami, the Labi Hauz plaza, the Ark, the Zindan to name few.
In addition to the aforementioned must-see places in Uzbekistan, you can also visit Khiva. At present, the historical hub of Khiva stands similar to a big outdoor stadium. The main attractions of Khiva include-
- The Islam Khodzha minaret
- the Toshi Khovli Palace
- the Dhzuma Mosque
- the mausoleum of Pahlavon Mahmud
Best hotels to plan your stay
Some of the options on which you can count on while planning your stay at Uzbekistan include- Hotel Uzbekistan, The Park Turon Hotel, Malika Prime Hotel, Caravan Serail Tchorrakha Hote, Komil Bukhara Boutique Hotel, Hotel Grand Bukhara, Hotel Arkanch, I Hotel Azia Khiva and much more.