Marlis Travel is glad to introduce a new Uzbekistan tour!
The Republic of Uzbekistan is situated in the central part of Central Asia between two rivers: Amu Darya and Syr Darya. There are Turan Lowland in the northwest, and Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alay mountain ridges in the southeast of the territory. Kyzyl Kum Desert is in the North. Uzbekistan borders Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tadjikistan, and Afghanistan in the South.
The tour covers three main historical sities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. Ancient cities of Uzbekistan – Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List delight tourists with historical architectural monuments that inhaled spirit of the Great Silk Road caravans. Though sights of Uzbekistan are not only about monumental madrasas and minarets, mausoleums of rulers and spiritual leaders.
Well balanced combination of modern metropolis and the unique flavor of eastern city await you in Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan and the largest metropolis in Central Asia. Thus it becomes more valuable when we see preserved blue domes of mosques and madrassas of the Old Town – the area which is associated with the ancient, medieval and colonial past of Tashkent. This part of town is full of traditional neighborhoods of artisans, skilled craftsmen in wood and metal, and also excellent bakers, pastry-cooks and chefs of inimitable Uzbek cuisine.
Samarkand is a cultural treasury of the peoples of the East, with medieval architectural monuments unique in beauty and architectural forms, extant up to date. Modern Samarkand differs much from its medieval image: the city has changed but the domes, towers, and magnificent building arches decorated with mosaic patterns are still sparkling in the sun and drawing the eyes. The Samarkand sights and monuments, rightly included into the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, like pages of an old book, narrate the history of establishment and development of Samarkand – the city-crossroad of cultures.
You will need at least two days to do Bukhara main architectural sights. Bukhara is a holy city of Muslim world. A great many mosques, shrines, madrasahs, with the latest one among them dating back to the XIX century, preserved there. All the excursions start from Lyabi-Khaus pond, which decorates the entry to the Nadir Divan-begi madrasah of the XVII century.
Bukhara historical center includes altogether 140medieval structures, which managed to preserve their look unchanged for centuries. There, you will find yourselves in the world of the medieval East with narrow paved side streets and magnificent structures, decorated with intricate ornament, majolica, Arab ligature and blue domes. Bukhara four trade domes are extant almost intact, where even now Bukharian residents offer gold embroidery products, karakul, carved furniture, silk and spices.
The world of Central Asia is mysterious and exotic. There are no words to disribe the unique atmosphere of this place and Marlis Travel gives an opportunity to enjoy it on the highest quality level.