Uzbekistan has been opening itself to the world for several years now. With its ancient cities, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, which are the principal crossroads of the famous Silk Road, this country remained undiscovered for a long time, hidden in its mountains and deserts. Discovering this authentic land, Uzbek people, rich history and ancestral culture together make this one of the most fabulous travel experiences of all time.Take an exceptional journey to the very heart of Central Asia, the cradle of human culture. You will travel through its enchanting and powerful mountains, its cotton fields, its forests of mulberry trees and its endless steppes. Also we must not forget about the people whose hospitality is legendary. Diverse and brilliant, Uzbekistan will lead you along the trail of dazzling civilizations.
The cultural heritage of Uzbekistan is one of the most splendid and original cultures of the Orient. Inimitable national music, dances and paintings, unique cuisine, traditional clothes… all this attracts the travelers from different countries.
Taste the mysterious Uzbek life and contemplate the wisdom and the serenity of Tamerlane’s descendants.
Uzbekistan is a country of Central Asia. It has common borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Nature is rich and diverse, represented by mountains, valleys and deserts. The country takes its natural wealth from two great rivers of Central Asia - Amu Darya and Syr Darya .
The area of Uzbekistan is 447 400 km². The capital is Tashkent. Tashkent is the only Central Asian city having a subway. The main cities of Uzbekistan are Samarkand, Bukhara , Khiva , Fergana.
Climate of Uzbekistan is acutely continental, that makes this country an ideal place for travelling throughout the whole year. Still, the favorable period of visiting Uzbekistan is March – November. The peak of the heat falls on the period from June 25 to August 5, that’s called chilla, when there is no unnecessary hurry and the temperature can reach 40o C., but the climate is dry, so the heat is easily bearable.
Nations / Religions
Uzbekistan is a multinational country with 120 nationalities. It’s a secular state. The main religion is Islam, but all confessions are respected.
Local money is Uzbek sum (UZS). You can exchange money in the offices of national banks, special exchanging offices and in the big hotels. Credit cards also can be used only in banks and 4* hotels, so it’s preferable to have with you cash money.