Uzbekistan had once been one of the centers of the Great Silk Road. In Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva you can enjoy the real ancient Orient. You will see unique Uzbekistan tourist spots, architectural monuments and ancient cities well-preserved to this day. Uzbekistan is the best tourist destination for lovers of architecture and history to be sure, but also for people who want to take in the natural wonders. Deserts, camels, spices, caravans, marketplaces, traders, mosques all of these are waiting for you in Uzbekistan.
The Republic of Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. The country is bordered by Kyrgyzstan to the east, Kazakhstan to the northeast, to the north and to the northwest, by Turkmenistan to the south-west and to the south, by Afghanistan to the south and by Tajikistan to the southeast. The state has access to the Aral Sea. The population according to the latest calculations is 31,025,500 people. The area is 447,400 km2. The capital is Tashkent. The most popular cities are Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Andijan, Urgench. Official language is Uzbek. The national currency is sum. Two-thirds of the country is desert (Kyzylkum desert), steppes (Hungry Steppe) and mountains (Gissar Ridge). Most of the cities of Uzbekistan are concentrated in the valleys of the rivers Amudarya and Syrdarya.
All foreign nationals except citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine, are required to have business or tourist visas to enter the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The climate of Uzbekistan is acutely continental, dry and hot. Precipitation is relatively mean. Plan your trip to Uzbekistan for spring or fall. Because in summer, the air temperature rises above 40 degrees here, and even at night does not fall below 30 degrees.
Attractions of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Fergana, Urgench, Registan, Navoi, Namangan, Nukus, Shakhrisabz, Aral Sea, Beldersay, Boysun, Andijan, Chimgan, Jizzakh, Karakalpakstan, Karshi, Kokand, Kuva, Margilan, Muynak, Nurata, Rishtan, Sarmish-say, Shakhimardan, Termez, Ustyurt Plateau, Yangiabad, Charvak Reservoir, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, Alay Bazaar, Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent Botanical Garden, Ishrathona, Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Rukhabad Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, Jami Mosque, Minor Mosque, Hazrat Hyzr Mosque, Afrasiab, Afrasiab Museum in Samarkand, State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan, Observatory of Ulugh Beg, Roman Catholic Church in Tashkent, Tashkent Zoo, Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics.
Many travelers these days arrive in Tashkent, hang out in the city for a day or two, and then leave to travel the rest of the country. If you find yourself in Tashkent for a day or two and are interested in checking out the sites, here are several attractions in Tashkent that might be of interest to you: Chorsu Bazaar - the most visited of all Tashkent tourist attractions; Kukeldash Madrassah - Islamic School that is located right next to Chorsu Bazaar and was build in 1570; Museum of Miniature Art; Botanical Gardens - a lovely splash of color to the city and are a fantastic stop for travelers with an interest in nature; State Museum of Temurid’s History - one of the most interesting Tashkent attractions for history buffs; Aqua Park; Applied Arts Museum; Tashkent Clock Towers. As you travel in Uzbekistan, make sure to take advantage of tours that include a trip to the Kyzyl Kum Desert. There are tons of great things to do there and interesting places to visit while you are in Uzbekistan. You can spend the night in nomadic yurts, ride Bactrian camels across the desert, go cycling, hiking, or swimming in Lake Aydarkul. There are even horseback riding, trekking, and bicycle trails that lead you across the Aktau, Karatau, and Nuratau mountains. Uzbekistan is rife with potential for your holiday. Enjoy it!