Uzbekistan, for me, has to be the hidden gem of Central Asia. It’s not often that you’ll find the country appearing in travel brochures or on tv programmes, but I guarantee it’s a country that you must visit. It is impossible to take a trip to this magical country and not fall in love – the unique attractions will leave you spell bound.
The good news is that holidays to Uzbekistan are becoming more affordable, so there is no time like the present to hop online and book the holiday of a lifetime right away. Once you’ve got the flights sorted and a great hotel booked it’s time to start thinking about what you plan to see and do.
To help you on your way I have made a list of my favourite tourist places in Uzbekistan.
The capital city of Uzbekistan has to go at the top of the list because it is easily the most beautiful city there is here. You’ll find a plethora of museums and historical sites. There are even gardens and lush green parks where you can lay back and relax after a day of exploring. If you’re in to theatre then make sure you check out the Ballet Theatre and Alisher Navoi Opera.
Samarkand is probably the most historic of all tourist destinations in Uzbekistan, it sits on the river of Zarafshan. There are so many historical sites to visit that it can often be difficult trying to cram them all in on your visit. I’d have to recommend Registan square, this iconic square is the historical centre of the city. Then it’s on to the Bibi-Khanum Mosque, I love visiting mosques on my travels because the architect and beauty is something that always amazes me. One of the best things has to be the Relic of Three Religions, it is a place where all Muslims, Jews and Christians are able to pray together to their god – certainly something that is much needed these days
Have you been lucky enough to travel to Uzbekistan or are you planning a trip in the future? I’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions, experiences and tales. All you have to do is pop your musings down in the comment section below this article. I can’t wait to read them all and learning some new tips. It’s great if we, as a travel community, can share with one another and therefore improve everyones experiences.