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Administrative divisions [ wiloyatlar ]: Andijon, Bukhoro, Jizzakh, Farghona, Qashqadaryo (Qarshi), Khorazm (Urganch), Namangan, Nawoiy, Samarkand, Sirdaryo (Guliston), Surkhondaryo (Termiz),  Tashkent 

Autonomous republic [ respublikasi ]:  Qoraqalpoghiston (Nukus)

Capital City of Uzbekistan : Tashkent 

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Hotels in Uzbekistan / Hostels

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  Advantour   -   Uzbekistan Tours   -   Your Guide to Tourism in Uzbekistan 
Tour the ancient cities of Uzbekistan including Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand, which were build by Amir Timur, the great conquoror with pasion to architecture, and his descendants.

  Tourism Agencies in Uzbekistan

Travel Guides Uzbekistan / Related Books

Uzbekistan, The Golden Road to Samarkand - 9622177956 Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarkand
Bradley Mayhew
From the blue-tiled splendour of Tamerlane's Samarkand to the holy city of Bukhara, and beyond to the desert-girdled khanate of Khiva, Uzbekistan lays claim to a breathtaking architectural legacy. Bound by sand and snow, fed by meltwater from the Roof of the World, these fertile oases have attracted travellers and conquerors along the fragile threads of the Silk Road throughout history. This groundbreaking guide focuses on the wealth of sites and colourful legends along Central Asia's golden road.It provides informative insights into the history, religion and culture of Uzbekistan. The special topics include the disappearance of the Aral Sea, and the life and death of Tamerlane the Great. It offers up-to-date practical information for the traveller , covering visas, customs and travel agencies. It includes hints for business visitors. It covers environmental issues. It features useful maps, together with detailed plans of principal sites.
Paperback: 352 pages; Publisher: Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong; 5th edition edition (Sep 2008); ISBN-10: 9622177956; ISBN-13: 978-9622177956.

Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva 
Pierre Chuvin, Gerard Degeorge
This lavish presentation of the artistic and architectural heritage of three great Central Asian cities will appeal to armchair travellers, historians, artists, and anyone ready to be dazzled. The book was originally published in 2001 by Editions Flammarion in both English and French editions; Rizzoli now distributes it in the US.
Hardcover 232 pages (September 2003);  Language: English;  ISBN: 2080111698

Transport / How do I travel to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is surrounded by other landlocked countries. It shares borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

  Tashkent Airport

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  Map Uzbekistan [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda library   -   Map Collection ]


  Republic of Uzbekistan  [ English and Russian ]

  Uzbek Tourism

  Uzbekistan Online
Information about: The Republek Karakalpakstan en the provinces: Tashkent, Andijan, Bukhara, Djizzak, Ferghana, Kashkadarya, Khorezm, Namangan, Navoi, Samarkand, Surhandarya and Syrdarya. Furthermore news,  media,  art &  culture, etc.

  Tashkent   -   Capital city of Uzbekistan   -   Tashkent Virtual City
In the centuries past, Tashkent, the present capital of Uzbekistan, was called Chach, Shash, Binkent at various times. Each of the names is a part of the city's history. Tashkent has always been an important international transport junction.
Some old buildings lie in the old town to the west of the downtown. A myriad of narrow winding alleys, it stands in sharp contrast to the more modern Tashkent. Of interest among the older buildings are the 16th century Kukeldash Madrassah, which is being restored as a museum, and the Kaffali-Shash Mausoleum. Many of the Islamic sites in Tashkent, like Khast-Imam structure, are not open to non-Muslims, and visitors should always ask permission before entering them.
Tourism: Zangiota Mausoleum, Anbar-bibi Mausoleum, Shayhantaur ensemble, Yunus-khan Mausoleum, Barak-khan madrassah, TV Tower, Exhibition Hall, Tashkent Metro

  Ancient Khiva   -   the oriental city that would surprise you with its beauty
Billed as an "open air museum" Khiva is more than 2500 years old with population about 40 000 people. It's located on the territory of Kyzylkum desert, 450 km. from Bukhara. In fact, Khiva is made up of Madrassahs, mosques and minarets such as the tall and beautiful Islam-Khoja minaret, plus having the most number of minarets in Asia, the most remarkable being the Kalta-Minor minaret (1835) and it is still standing. The Juma Mosque which has an amazingly 218 ornate carved wooden columns is another of the main attractions.
To see: Hhistorical site of Ichan-Kala (6-20 century), Juma Mosque (18 century), Kalta Minor minaret (19 century),  Kunia Ark (19 century), Said Allauddin tomb (14 century).
Bukhara is one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan, situated on a sacred hill, the place where sacrifices were made by fire-worshippers in springtime. This city was mentioned in a holy book "Avesto". Bukhara city is supposed to be founded in the 13th c.B.C. during reign of Siyavushids who came to power 980 years before Alexander the Great. The name of Bukhara originates from the word "vihara" which means "monastery" in Sanskrit. The city was once a large commercial center on the Great Silk Road.
Bukhara lies west of Samarkand and was once a center of learning renowned throughout the Islamic world. It was here that the great Sheikh Bahautdin Nakshbandi lived. He was a central figure in the development of the mystical Sufi approach to philosophy, religion and Islam. In Bukhara there are more than 350 mosques and 100 religious colleges. Its fortunes waxed and waned through succeeding empires until it became one of the great Central Asian Khanates in the 17th century.
  Chimgan   -   center of alpine skiing in Central Asian region
Situated in the ranges of Western Tien-Shan just 80 km from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
Rabat-i-Malik Caravan Saray (11 century), Sardoba Malik well (14 century)
Mazoriddin mausoleum (18 century), Mizdakhan complex (1 BC-14 AC)
  Old Bukhara   -   museum under the roof of skies and the largest center of Islam
  Samarkand   -   Tamerlane's «soul and love»  -   Crossroads of Cultures
Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zarafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome.  The history of Samarkand is about 2,500 years old and has witnessed a lot of upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great, the Arabic Conquest, Genghis-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane's. Hence, the culture of Samarkand was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures.  Majestic and beautiful city Samarkand has a marvelous and attractive power. Poets and historians of the past called it "Rome of the East , The beauty of sublunary countries, The pearl of the Eastern Moslem World". Its advantageous geographical position in Zarafshan valley put Samarkand to the first place among cities of the Central Asia.
  Shakhrisabz   -   the cradle of Tamerlane
Ak-Saray» palace (14-15 century), Kok-Gumbaz madras (15 century), Doruz Saidat ensemble (14-19 century).
  Urgench [ Khiva ]

  Fergana Valley

  Historic Centre of Bukhara (1993)
  Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (2000)
  Itchan Kala (1990)

  Bank   -   National Bank of Uzbekistan
  Alexander the Great
  Blue domes of Khiva, Boechara and Samarkand
Enormous structures so beautiful as you've never seen before in your life. Architects from Iraq and Iran made these Madrassah's  or islamic schools. Diep turkoois blauw.
  Djenghiz Kahn
  News   -   Ferghana [ a.o. news about Ferghana Valley ]
  News   -   Turkmenistan Press   -   Press-Courier Turkmenbashy
  Radio   -   Radio Grande
  Radio & TV Uzbekistan   -   Teleradio
  United nations Development Program in Uzbekistan


Unlike their nomadik neighbours, the Uzbeks have had a settled civilization for centuries. Between the deserts and mountains, in the oasis and fertile valleys, they cultivated grain and domesticated livestock. The resulting abundance of products allowed the Uzbeks to express their strong tradition of hospitality, which in turn enriched their cuisine.

  Uzbek Cuisine
Salads, Appetizers, Soups, Main Courses, Bread, Desserts and Beverages.

History of Uzbekistan

Independence: 31 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)

  Uzbekistan's History  -  Wikipedia
Located in the heart of Central Asia between the Amu Darya (Oxus) and Syr Darya (Jaxartes) Rivers, Uzbekistan has a long and interesting heritage. The leading cities of the Silk Road - Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva - are located in Uzbekistan, and many famous conquerors passed through the land.
Alexander the Great stopped near Samarkand on his way to India in 327 BC and married Roxanna, daughter of a local chieftain.

  Museum of Temurid History, Tashkent
The exhibits of the museum have tremendous historical value. Among them are jewelry, weaponry, military uniforms of commanders and soldiers, musical instruments and manuscripts of Amir Temur, Babur, astronomical gadgets of Ulughbek and other objects of the Temurid period.
  State Museum of History of People of Uzbekistan
One of the oldest museums in Central Asia. It was created in 1876. The exposition of the museum includes archeological collections from Teshiktash stand of Paleolithic period, Chust settlement of a Bronze Age, richest collection of ossuaries. The museum displays unique manuscripts, vakufs, samples of medieval weaponry, belongings of ancient residents, household utilities and ethnic clothing.
In the 1300s, Timur (1336 - 1405), known in the west as Tamerlane, overpowered Mongols and built an empire . In his military campaigns Tamerlane reached as far as the Middle East. He defeated Osman Emperor Bayazid and rescued Europe from Turkish conquest. In recognition of this, France erected his monument in Paris.

Music, Culture & Entertainment

  Music of Uzbekistan   -   music is closely related to Tajik, Persian and other influences
Uzbek classical music is called shashmaqam, which arose in Bukhara in the late 16th century when that city was a regional capital. Shashmaqam is closely related to Azeri mugam and Uighur muqam.

  Culture of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has a wide mix of ethnic groups and cultures, with the Uzbek being the majority group.

  UzDessert   -   Your Guide to Uzbek Culture!

The Silk Road: Art and History 
Jonathan Tucker, Antonia Tozer (Photographer)
Celebrating the cultural heritage of the countries along the Silk Route, this text explores the ancient trade route between Europe and the Far East, more specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian. It examines the beautiful works of art discovered in each country, and sets them in their historical and geographical context. The author provides a comprehensive history of the Silk Road, drawing freely on anecdotes and literary and historical sources he examines the lives of the merchants and other travellers who used this route. Vignettes and poems from the heydey of the great trading route punctuate a lively and colourful text, which also features Antonia Tozer's evocative photographs.
Hardcover 400 pages (February 21, 2003);  Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0856675466

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